A Democratic Congressman posted a voicemail on Twitter that received from an irate individual mimicking the sound of a gun and threatening to start a war.
“I’m not afraid of this guy. I’m not afraid of the NRA. I’m not afraid. No fear,” California’s Eric Swalwell, the decorated war veteran and gun control advocate, wrote on Wednesday.
“Eric Swalwell – here’s a little ditty for ya – pop pop popbop pop pop,” the man said. “Thirty round clip, you’re all gonna drop.”
The rhetoric escalated from there:
“And I don’t give a f*ck anymore. You motherf*ckers think you got some new young motherf*cker going to take over and f*ck the Constitution.”
Dude kept going:
“F*ck you! You wanna go to war motherf*cker? We’re going to war. And you’re going to be the first motherf*cking casualty. F*ck you.”
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 3, 2019
Swalwell in his video said that even though Congress has voted in favor of better background checks, they also “must pass ban and buyback assault weapons next.” Swalwell, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, has advocated for buyback programs, particularly assault-style weapons like the notorious AR-15.
Twitter swelled with support for the Congressman.
— Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) April 3, 2019
The violent rhetoric and insanity from a highly charged Trump base in this country alarms me more and more each day. We must, each of us, stand up, speak out, and stop this before America becomes another Nazi Germany.
The American people will NOT live under this kind of fear.
— David, Fiery Resister (@flowingfire) April 3, 2019
I will be first in line to help protect you. Keep up the great work you are doing for us, Eric.
— Matthew Bell (@MatthewBell451) April 3, 2019
Wow. Thank you for your bravery. I’m standing with you.
— Amy B #resist 🌊🌊🌊 (@brownberry1717) April 3, 2019
These truly are dangerous times.
I am appalled and mystified to hear that kind of hate rhetoric aimed at an American by another American.
He has his head on backwards.
It’s unforgivable and I blame the bullies in the WH for it.
I am so very sorry.
Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of all Americans.
— Mazie’s Daisies (@MaziesDaisies) April 3, 2019
So sorry that you have to deal with this awful person. Be careful, make sure you and your family are safe.
— Inge Lewis ☮️💟🌊 (@ingebear09) April 3, 2019
Hopefully the authorities catch the caller because he is the type of person who should never have access to firearms.