Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has been trolling Republicans for the last six years.
Now, however, with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, he wants to play nice.
When he challenged Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to a bet, it did not go quite the way Swalwell thought it would.
Swalwell threw the bet out there, making the stakes that the loser of the bet would not be able to tweet for the rest of the month of January.
Senator Cruz did not seem to like those stakes, so he decided to make an alternative offering…
How about we bet a Chinese dinner instead? https://t.co/7sSk1jwiGl
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2023
The bet was clearly a reference to Swalwell’s ill-advised relationship with a Chinese spy, Fang Fang.
The internet just about blew up after Cruz sent his reply…
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) January 17, 2023
FUNNY.. Very funny. Great comeback.
— MasonJames (@Masonhimagine) January 17, 2023
Swalwell, at least as of this writing, had not yet replied to Cruz’s counteroffer.
As far as the game is concerned, the Cowboys got over a major hump by winning their first road playoff game in decades.
The last time the Cowboy fanbase was able to celebrate a Super Bowl win was 1996, after their 5th Super Bowl win from the 1995 season.
The 49ers are a four-point favorite and most pundits expect the Cowboys to crash and burn.
There is a wild card in this game, however, being the fact that the 49ers have a rookie QB. Having said that, he has not played like a rookie, crushing Seattle in his first playoff appearance.
Seattle’s defense, however, is not quite as daunting as Dallas’, so, as they say, that is why they play the games.