#FartGate: Someone Let A Massive One Rip On Live TV — Was It Eric Swalwell Or Chris Matthews?

Written by K. Walker on November 19, 2019

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We need to get to the bottom of this one…

On Monday night’s MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Eric Swalwell was being interviewed about the impeachment inquiry. Right in the middle of Swalwell saying that President Trump “used taxpayer dollars to ask the Ukrainians to help him cheat the election” someone let one rip, and boy, oh boy was it a loud one!

Suspicion of who the culprit was quickly turned to Swalwell as he was the one in the frame at the time.

Swalwell quickly issues a denial.

Swalwell paused ever so briefly before the passing of the gas and appears to have lifted and ripped.

Was he mocked for this? Oh, yes. There was mockery. Multiple suggestions that he was the “whistleblower,” the new nickname “Shartwell,” that when he had threatened to “nuke” 2A advocates no one expected flatulence, and well, memes.






It wasn’t just the MAGA crowd that was having fun at Swalwell’s expense. Avowed leftists thought it was pretty dang funny, too.

#FartGate — the only hope of uniting the country.

You almost feel bad that Swalwell’s pathetic Presidential campaign is over.

The suggestions for his new campaign slogan are just — primo!




Even Stephen Colbert did a segment on his show about #Fartgate:

Some weren’t so sure that it was Swalwell, though.

Some say that the perpetrator was actually Chris Matthews who has a history of this kind of thing.

2 months ago:



But those in the Hardball camp are blaming the noise on… a mug?

In the end, it’s the amusement that counts.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker