The panel on “The Five” discussed Monday how Rep. Eric Swalwell, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, brought up nuclear weapons when a Twitter user challenged him on gun control.

Swalwell, a Democrat from Alameda, Calif., initially floated the idea of a mandatory buyback program for assault-style firearms.

“So basically, Rep. Swalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get,” Twitter user Joe Biggs wrote.

Swalwell responded by saying it would be a “short war” because “the government has nukes [and] too many of them. But they’re legit.”

Greg Gutfeld said that there’s “no sarcastic font on Twitter” – citing Swalwell’s response to the episode that he was being facetious.


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“I think he just nuked his chances,” Jesse Watters added, in an apparent reference to Swalwell’s purported presidential ambitions.

Watters said the episode “didn’t pass the ‘commander-in-chief’ test. You can’t use a nuke in a Civil War because everybody dies. Democrats just have a hard time talking about guns, it’s like different language [to them].”

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