It’s being called the fart heard around the world. So far around the world in fact, that it has even had BBC commentator Piers Morgan weighing in on what is now being called “fart-gate.”

Did Democratic Congressman, Eric Swalwell let one rip on national TV during an MSNBC interview about the impeachment inquiry? Swalwell was speaking live to “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, when a loud “fart-like” noise can be heard as Swalwell appears to flinch. The noise has been attributed to a mug being dragged across a table near the equipment being used for the interview. However, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was not convinced by this explanation.

After playing the clip, Morgan said to his viewers, “the network has said it was the sound of a mug being moved across a desk. Now ask yourself when you listen to it again, does that sound like a mug to you?”

Morgan continues, “also his whole body is tense and then it sucks in at the crucial moment.” Morgan then attempted to do an impression of Eric Swalwell before bursting into laughter.

Twitter users also found the incident in the Eric Swalwell interview hilarious. At one point #fartgate was the number one trend on Twitter in the US.

For his part, Swalwell denies that it was he who let loose, saying in a text message to the website, Buzzfeed, “It was not me!!!!” It’s funny tho.”

He also texted that — despite what it looks like — he did not hear the sound while he was on TV.

After seeing the tweet from MSNBC where they “revealed” that the sound was that of a mug scrapping across a nearby desk, in an obvious jab at President Trump, Swalwell Tweeted back, “TOTALLY EXONERATED!”

16 thoughts on “Did Eric Swalwell Let One Rip on Live TV?”

  2. What’s the big deal, Trump farts every time he speaks? It would be difficult for him to not since he is basically a bag full of noxious gas.

  3. Swalwell is sinking faster than a rock and his latest passing did not help. He will always be remembered for his gas attack and all that heard and saw him do it are 100% convinced it was him. Right in the middle of a sentence Mr. GAS hesitated, released, and continued right on cue and all who have done the same thing except on TV know from experience Swalwell ripped one. He just figured it would be silent and deadly but could deny it ever happened.

  4. You could expect a child making a big deal over this, but not grownups, grow up!! Farting is something that “everyone” does and you can’t pick the place or time, sometimes it just happens and we can’t control it. If someone hears something that sounds like a fart, why make a big deal about it and embarrass someone?

  5. When you control the House and put the Prez on the defensive, you can exercise your power and that includes farting in public. However it is not illegal, nor unethical. It is just trashy abuse of power.

  6. Was that the bomb the Democratics were talking about dropping on the Republicans re: Trump Impeachment Testimony?

  7. Of course it was him, but if he could and since the left blames the President for EVERYTHING that goes wrong, Swawell would blame the President and say he was who did it.

  8. Yes it’s real, and yes his butt was trying to stop him, before he tells another lie, butt I could be mistaken,
    it’s the history of the democratic party
    every sound they make is gross.

  9. who gives a tit – if this is all morgan and co have to report then they should be on a 2 hour week…..

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