Swalwell Boasts About Holding Gas Mask, Ready To ‘Fight’ On January 6. He Gets Roasted. | Beaufort County Now | Bragging on Thursday of his heroic stand during the events of January 6, 2021, everyone’s favorite super-hero, Eric Swalwell (D-CA), boasted

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    Bragging on Thursday of his heroic stand during the events of January 6, 2021, everyone's favorite super-hero, Eric Swalwell (D-CA), boasted, "At this time a year ago I stood on the House Floor w/ @RubenGallego and had a gas mask in my hand, listening to an officer tell us to follow an evacuation route. My coat was off in case we had to fight."

    In response to Swalwell's swaggering, self-aggrandizing, self-admiring rhetoric, social media had a field day finding the whole idea ridiculous and hilarious.

    Columnist Derek Hunter: "I have been told that was the darkest, most violent day in all of human history. How'd you casually stroll out of a war zone without even wrinkling your chinos?"

    Commentator Caleb Hull, with a subtle reminder after Swalwell's unfortunate mention of a gas mask: "No offense, bro, but I think you'd be better off farting on people rather than fighting."

    Other comments included, "Eric Swalwell's Jan 6 tweet may be the most pathetic, dramatic, pretentious, laughable tweet of the day and considering the other crap out there? WOOF!" "Shouldn't the people standing closest to you get dibs on the gas masks?"

    Swalwell has boasted of his bravery before; in February 2019, he tweeted that despite the snow in New York, he would refuse to go to nearby Trump Tower for a cup of coffee and instead brave the apocalyptic climate to walk down the street and get his coffee elsewhere. Swalwell tweeted: "It's snowing in #NewYork. I need coffee. The closest cafe is inside Trump Tower. This is me walking to an alternative."

    Another example of Swalwell's bravery; in April 2019 Swalwell took aim at the NRA, taunting them that they wouldn't debate him. But NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch had a swift and blistering response, quoting from Val Kilmer's immortal performance as Doc Holliday in the film "Tombstone" and firing back, "I'm your huckleberry."

    Swalwell was responding to Loesch pointing out that Swalwell had "dodged legitimate questions about his gun confiscation-and-jail policy for quite some time." Prior to that salvo, she had stated, "You said you would jail law-abiding gun owners if they didn't turn in their lawfully owned firearms. How do you plan to confiscate guns?"

    Swalwell responded, "Ms. Loesch - I see you've spent another day blowing up my Twitter. Thank you for following! But here's the deal, you're an @nra mouthpiece. I don't aim down, so I don't debate mouthpieces. But send me your president, @OliverLNorth. I'll debate him anywhere."

    Loesch launched the torpedo: "I'm your Huckleberry. Unless you're afraid to lose."

    Swalwell, apparently afraid to take on Loesch, sidestepped, "Here's a prediction: the @nra is afraid to have its president debate me. They talk so tough on Twitter, but when challenged to a debate to defend their advocacy for unrestricted weaponry it's just crickets from @OliverLNorth. #NoFear."

    As far as others' bravery, Swalwell's got quite a nasty side; after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) revealed during the hearings for Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh that she had received serious threats, Swalwell tweeted, "Boo hoo hoo. You're a senator who police will protect. A sexual assault victim can't sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She's on her own while you and your @SenateGOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing."

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