Not only should have Eric Swalwell known that a question like this was coming and prepared for it, but damn, S.E. Cupp didn’t even pressure him on it and he embarrassed himself.
Honestly I kinda feel bad for him – his position is so stupid I guess there’s not much he can really do to answer the question.
This is what happened. S.E. Cupp asks him a key question – IF he’s serious about curtailing gun violence, then why is he proposing to ban “assault weapons” when they are used in a proportionally insignificant number of gun violence crimes?
NO JOKE – THIS IS HIS REAL HONEST-TO-QUETZALCOATL ANSWER:
“I’ll just say assault weapons are a small percentage of gn violence deaths, but when you talk to a child in a classroom today, 100% of their fear is an assault weapon coming into their classroom…”
ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME??!?!
YOU ARE GOING TO CONFISCATE GUNS ON THE BASIS OF WHAT SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! WHAT’S NEXT, ARE WE GOING TO BAN THE BOOGIE MAN AND SPIDERS TOO?!! HOLY CRAP MAN ARE YOU BRAINDEAD??!?
Ok, sorry. Sorry. Kinda lost it there for a second.
Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean.