Swalwell, 40, during an appearance on MSNBC, explained Democrats’ decision not to subpoena additional witnesses.
"The choice was, do we chase those people – not knowing what they’re going to say to the courts – for years. Or do we go forward with a powerful, thundering case that we have," Swalwell said. "And also, (Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one."
Swalwell indicated that calling witnesses wouldn’t have changed Republicans' mind on voting to acquit Trump on the charge of citing Jan. 6’s riot in the U.S. Capitol, even if the witnesses were "God herself."
Swalwell served as the House impeachment manager, trying to convince at least two-thirds of the Senate to convict Trump. His role in that capacity raised many eyebrows from Republicans, given allegations that Swalwell consorted with a suspected Chinese spy.
Axios reported last year that a Chinese national infamously referred to as Fang Fang, who is named Christine Fang, targeted up-and-coming local politicians, including the likes of Swalwell, who she reportedly met when he was a councilman before he was elected to Congress.
Fang reportedly took part in fundraising for Swalwell's 2014 reelection campaign, although she did not make donations nor was there evidence of illegal contributions.
Sen. Rand Paul and other prominent Republicans scoffed at Swalwell’s role in the impeachment proceedings.
"This afternoon we have been lectured to by Eric Swalwell, a guy accused of consorting with a Chinese spy," tweeted the Kentucky Republican. "How appropriate!"
"That’s an interesting choice...somebody who's part of a Chinese espionage ring effectively, so it's a provocative choice," Sen. Josh Hawley, told a pool reporter during a break in the proceedings about Swalwell’s selection as an impeachment manager.
Swalwell's latest statements have not gone over well on social media, with many calling out the Democrat for identifying God as a woman. Conservative lawyer Jenna Ellis tweeted on Swalwell, "This is the leftist 'unity.' Eric Swalwell mocks truth by intentionally misgendering God."
One user bashed the man, tweeting, "He’s acting like a fool, and I’m being nice here. Some minister needs to tell him he’s not very smart, playing God for a fool. Maybe Swalwell has to learn the hard way. Seems like the type." However, some users came to Swalwell's defense. One user tweeted, "GENDER DOES NOT APPLY TO GOD...GOD IS OUR CREATOR AND SAVIOR NOT A MAN OR WOMAN." Another wrote, "If there is a God, he/she almost certainly does not have a gender, and addressing God as feminine is something that has been done for a long time now. It's not like it's something that started with Swalwell."