A 2020 presidential candidate who once threatened to use nuclear weapons on American citizens criticized people who use threats as a method of communication.
“Making threats is the lowest form of communication. If your response to a lawmaker proposing to change gun laws is to threaten to kill that lawmaker, you are proving why we need better laws on firearm possession in America,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said on Twitter.
Making threats is the lowest form of communication.
If your response to a lawmaker proposing to change gun laws is to threaten to kill that lawmaker, you are proving why we need better laws on firearm possession in America. pic.twitter.com/uhWfJmofEA
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 23, 2019
The Congressman attached a video explaining that his fellow lawmakers must act on implementing gun laws.
But last November, Swalwell – now opposed to threats – literally threatened to use nuclear weapons against civilians if ever there was an armed rebellion against the federal government.
Big League Politics reported:
In a Friday Tweet, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) set the internet on fire by insinuating that the federal government would use nuclear weapons against citizens who rebelled against it.
In May, NBC reported that Swalwell proposed a gun buyback that would force Americans to sell semiautomatic rifles to the government or face prosecution. Newsmax host John Cardillo shared the article on Friday, prompting combat veteran and right wing commentator Joe Biggs to claim that a civil war would break out if the federal government actually tried to confiscate weapons.
“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f****** mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power,” Biggs said.
That prompted an accidentally honest response from Swalwell.
“And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities,” Swalwell said.
On that note, Swalwell decided to run for president, launching his campaign in mid-April, and joining a crowded field of Democratic Party primary candidates.
Swalwell is also known for his continued role in perpetrating the RussiaGate conspiracy theory.
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