Did Eric Swalwell Really Just Let One Rip During Live Interview?

Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell made news when he was the first candidate to drop out of the 2020 presidential race after a dismal performance and almost no support from voters. It was quite an embarrassing moment.

Now he's making the news again and it's an even more embarrassing moment.

During an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball With Chris Matthews", it looks and sounds like Swalwell passed some gas while he was speaking.

Swalwell says, "The president used taxpayer dollars to help the Ukrainians cheat…" then he gives a brief pause mid-sentence, gives a little lean and lets one go.

As far as I can tell, this is not doctored footage. But, I won't rule it out. But take a look and you be the judge.

Swalwell told BuzzFeed reporter Addy Baird that he was not the one responsible for the apparent fart. Baird sent Swalwell the video clip from Media Matters and had the following exchange with Swalwell:

Baird: I’m really sorry about this but I have to ask if this was you or someone in the studio.

Swalwell: It was not me!!!!! Ha. And I didn’t hear it when I was speaking.

Baird: You look like you heard it and are stifling a laugh.

Swalwell: I def did not hear it.

According to The Daily Wire,

Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak tweeted: “Love how he pauses his ramblings about invalid elections for a second before crapping his pants. He knew it was coming. Now that I know why he does the weird pauses, his ‘I’m gonna be bold …….. Without the bull!’ performance just got even worse.”

Buck Sexton tweeted: “Never before has one soundbite so perfectly captured an abandoned primary campaign”

NRSC communications director Jesse Hunt tweeted a video clip from the movie “Step Brothers,” writing: “Live look at Eric Swalwell talking to his staff after his on air fart”

Photo Credit: JD Lasica