Posted on May 4, 2022

Black Republicans Slam Swalwell for Saying GOP Oppose Interracial Marriage: ‘I’m in an Interracial Marriage’

Peter Hasson, Fox News, May 3, 2022

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds and Texas congressional candidate Wesley Hunt, two Black Republicans, slammed Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., for claiming that Republicans want to ban interracial marriage.

“The Republicans won’t stop with banning abortion. They want to ban interracial marriage. Do you want to save that?” Swalwell wrote on Twitter late Monday night.


“Hi Eric, my name is Wesley Hunt, I’m a Republican nominee in a Congressional District that is 70% white. I’m black, I’m in an interracial marriage, and my wife and I have two biracial daughters,” Hunt tweeted in reply on Tuesday.

“Republicans are celebrating diversity while white liberals like yourself race-bait.”


Rep. Donalds, a first-term congressman, sounded a similar note in his own tweet responding to the California Democrat. “You are such a fool. What is wrong with you!,” he wrote. “More gaslighting from the radical left!!”

Hardly any Americans are opposed to interracial marriage. A Gallup survey last year found that 94% of Americans approve of marriages between Black Americans and White Americans.