Congressman Seemingly Drops Loud Fart During Live TV Interview


| LAST UPDATE 08/09/2021

By Eliott Tanner

We've all been there. While trying to let gas come out soft and quietly, sometimes the trumpet sound of a fart finds its way out instead.

California Rep. Eric Swalwell appeared on the MSNBC show 'Hardball' with Chris Matthews to speak on the Trump impeachment.

But, what if I told you that was the least interesting part of the interview. During Swalwell's screen time, a seemingly loud...well...fart was unmistakably heard and subsequently, the internet lost its sh*t over it.

I mean judge for yourself...

I’ve been a farter my entire life, and this is 100% ripping ass #fartgate

— brown for whatever (@juliusisok) November 19, 2019

Following the incident, Rep. Swalwell, like a good politician denied, denied, denied. However, no one believes him as he is clearly seen in the video starting to smile and adjusting his sitting posture at the moment of gas release.

NEWS: SWALWELL denies it was him who farted on MSNBC:

— Addy Baird (@addysue) November 19, 2019

Dubbed #fartgate, people took to Twitter and in modern fashion found creative and hilarious ways to tackle this breaking of wind, even starting a Twitter handle for Swalwell's gas break.

Has anyone made a joke about Swalwell being the whistleblower yet? I just got here #fartgate

— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) November 19, 2019

The results are in.

Eric indeed did fart me on live TV. #fartgate

— Eric Swalwell’s Fart (@Eric_Fartwell) November 19, 2019

Some even tried to get Trump to comment on #fartgate.

Nancy Pelosi just stated that “it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.” @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2019