Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren for reasons unknown has been increasingly angry and lashing out even more than usual. Her targets, also increasingly and also for reasons unknown, have frequently been the LGBT community. But on Thursday she moved to attack a Democratic Congressman who just one day earlier had posted a death threat he received from an insane gun addict.
On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted this disturbing voicemail he received, apparently sent by a man who can be heard making death threats, after Swalwell and other Democrats passed gun control legislation.
I'm not afraid of this guy. I'm not afraid of the NRA. I'm not afraid. No fear. #EndGunViolence https://t.co/KcB1FRKnKR— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1554313654.0
“Eric Swalwell, here’s a little ditty for ya: pop-pop-pop-bop-pop-pop-pop — 30-round clip, you’re all gonna drop,” the man says in the voicemail, as The Hill reports. “I don’t give a f--- anymore. You motherf---er think you got some new young motherf---ers going to take over and f-- the Constitution? F-- you."
“You want to go to war motherf---er? We’re going to war,” the man continues. “And you’re gonna be the first motherf---ing casualty. F--- you.”
So it's especially disturbing that Lahren chose to tweet her open contempt and mocking of the Democratic Congressman atop an article announcing he is running for President – on a platform of gun control.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaahhaha. Ha. https://t.co/xbO7RjrEvu— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1554405444.0
For those who might say, "Perhaps Tomi didn't know about the death threat," here's why that's not a valid defense.
First, it's literally her job to know. She's a highly-paid Fox News pundit. Swalwell is actually one of the few Democrats who regularly appear on Fox News. His tweet went viral, earning nearly 48,000 likes in little more than 24 hours. And the same news outlet she tweeted out her mocking of Swalwell also ran a story on the death threat. It's hard to imagine she was unaware, and if she were that's her problem.
"Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years," The New York Times reported in December.
"Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaahhaha. Ha," doesn't cut it. Not by a mile.