Ted Cruz zings Eric Swalwell with humorous football bet

 January 18, 2023

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas dropped the hammer on Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California.

Swalwell offered a bet to Cruz on the Dallas Cowboys/San Francisco 49ers game.

Swalwell tweeted he planned to propose an "open bet" to Cruz.

"If the @dallascowboys beat the @49ers I won’t tweet for the rest of January. If the @49ers win you can’t tweet for rest of January. How Texan are you, Ted? Deal?" the tweet said.

Cruz answered the proposed bet with, "How about we bet a Chinese dinner instead?"

"The 'Chinese dinner' zinger was a reference to a controversy Swalwell got wrapped up in a few years ago with a Chinese national named Fang Fang or Christine Fang. Intelligence officials told Axios at the time that Fang used campaign fundraising, networking, rallies and romantic relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors to gain proximity to political power," reported Fox News.

"Fang reportedly took part in fundraising for Swalwell's 2014 re-election campaign, although she did not make donations nor was there evidence of illegal contributions," added Fox News.

"Investigators became so alarmed by Fang's behavior and activities they alerted Swalwell in 2015 to their concerns and gave him a 'defensive briefing.' Swalwell then cut off all ties with Fang and has not been accused of any wrongdoing," according to Axios.

"Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI," Swalwell’s office said in a statement in 2020. "To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story."

In any event, Cruz's quick wit and candor are appreciated and fun to read.

Source: Fox News