Congressman Who Threatened to Nuke Gun Owners Runs for President

How is he not the front runner?

Forget Cuban-Medicine-for-All, banning cows and planes, and universal free speech bans for all. This is a truly big idea.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, who always looks like he came to MSNBC directly from a Hitler Youth rally, is running in 2020. Him and everybody else.

On Colbert, Rep. Eric Swalwell announced that he was running for president to an audience of people wondering who he was. He promised to go big, but he didn't roll out his signature policy which would have gone over big with the smirking prep school host and his audience.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat, warned gun owners Friday that any fight over firearms would be “a short one,” because the federal government has an extensive cache of nuclear weapons.

After Joe Biggs tweeted that Mr. Swalwell “wants a war” over the Second Amendment, Mr. Swalwell responded, “And it would be a short war my friend.”

“The government has nukes.Too many of them. But they’re legit,” the congressman tweeted. “I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.”

Mr. Swalwell quickly added that “No one is nuking anyone or threatening that,” but by then it was too late.

At least not until he's in the White House.

I can't wait until the media starts urging 2020 candidates to take a stand on whether they're ready to nuke Republicans or will settle for rounding them up into gulags via Dick's and Amazon warehouses.