Bill McSwain has lied to Pennsylvanians before, and it’s clear he will say anything to win Trump’s support.
McSwain has a long history of putting his own political interests first, even if it means misleading Pennsylvanians. As Trump’s U.S. Attorney, McSwain used more than $75,000 in taxpayer funds to put up “self-aggrandizing” billboards promoting himself. As he’s prepared to launch his campaign, McSwain has resorted to “predatory” and “unethical” fundraising tactics, taking a page out of the Trump campaign playbook. This summer, McSwain sent a desperate letter asking for Trump’s endorsement, which blew up in his face when Bill Barr slammed the letter as “just false” — and it quickly became clear he was trying to pull a fast one on both Donald Trump and the people of Pennsylvania.
“Between using taxpayer money to plaster his face on billboards and trying to fool Donald Trump into endorsing him, it’s clear Bill ‘McShade’ will say and do anything to further his own political interests,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Brendan Welch. “McSwain used to be Pat Toomey’s protege, but as he enters the Republican primary with the likes of Lou Barletta and Doug Mastriano, he’s now trying to re-brand himself as Donald Trump’s apprentice. You can’t trust anything Bill McSwain says, and his campaign is just his latest attempt to promote himself, even if it means misleading the people of Pennsylvania.”