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Democratic legislator sorry for the “dumb” tweet-mocking threats of female GOP senator

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., apologized and deleted a tweet that seemed to be the light of threats, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says she and her employees have received, while Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., apologized and deleted a tweet that seemed to make light of the threats to a female senator about Brett Kavanaugh is controversial Supreme Court confirmation.

Swalwell shared originally, a report from The hill about threats to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and her office has received. Although not a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Collins was to convince the target of liberal groups, in the hope that their votes against the President Trump the Supreme court.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation is on hold after he was publicly accused of sexual assault – an incident that is supposed to have happened in the 1980s from a California psychology professor. Kavanaugh has vehemently appear denied the accusations and offered to go before the legislature in a hearing to clear his name.

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who made the statement, called for an FBI investigation, before she accepts an invitation to a meeting with the legislator. Their lawyers have also said, she and her family were “forced relocation from their homeland”, as they “threatened the target of malicious harassment and even death.”

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As the back-and-forth with the legislature about what to do with Kavanaugh’s confirmation to continue, Collins said her office has received, what is the implication of the news.

“My office some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, horrible things said to my staff,” Collins recently told WVOM radio. “It was a very ugly process, and I think that is very unfortunate for all involved.”

In a since-deleted tweet, sent at 3:24 p.m. Thursday, Swalwell replied, “Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator, to protect the police. A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in your own home tonight because of the threats”.

“Where will you sleep? She is on her own, while you and your [Senate GOP] try and gentlemen, rush you through a listen to,” he continued.

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In subsequent tweets, Swalwell said: “no one should threaten,” he did not want to add that violence is acceptable.

Yes. No one should be aware of the dangers. This is a democracy: loud and be heard. We do not use violence. I didn’t mean to say that. But I’m pissed off, as this victim has been neglected, the security, and the rush to confirm, were prioritized. Why is not the witness to offer security? https://t.co/xzds16EuRx

Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018

“Sexual assault victims deserve respect. And the senators should not be threatened by the public,” the Congressman said. “I said something stupid, and minimizes ugly behavior. The tweet is deleted and I’m sorry.”

Sexual assault victims deserve respect. And the senators should not be threatened by the public. I said something stupid, and minimizes ugly behavior. The tweet is now deleted, and I apologize for this.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018

Chairman of the legal Committee, Chuck Grassley Ford until Friday morning, has given, in order to determine whether they testify before the legislature – public or private – required Monday as a Republican.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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