Ben Shapiro Trolls Democrats Over Project 2025 During House Hearing

Conservative political commentator, writer and lawyer Ben Shapiro waves to the crowd as he arrives to speak at the 2018 Politicon in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 2018. - The two day event covers all things political with dozens of high profile political figures. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro trolled Democrats over their focus on the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 in an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

While testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee over the Global Alliance for Responsible Media’s alleged targeting of his company, the Daily Wire, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) redirected the conversation toward Project 2025. Pointing out renewed popular interest in it, the California Democrat asked Shapiro if he agreed with its suggestions.

“Like President Trump, I haven’t looked all that deeply at Project 2025, but it seems that Democrats on this committee are sort of like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell,” Shapiro responded. “If they say Project 2025 enough, their presidential candidate becomes alive again.”

The remarks drew laughter from the crowd and a brief smile from Swalwell.

Swalwell then moved to ask about certain parts of Project 2025, adding that he agreed with wanting to cut bureaucracy and increase government efficiency.

“Congrats on becoming a Republican,” Shapiro quipped.

“My parents would be proud,” Swalwell responded, chuckling.

Shapiro was testifying following a report from the committee showing that GARM had likely illegally colluded to silence conservative figures and outlets.

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