You know why Eric Swalwell will make a great president? Because he’s a tough guy. The toughest. So tough, in fact, that he’s willing to take on Dana Loesch.

Except no he isn’t. But that doesn’t mean he won’t pretend that he’s not afraid of her.

As Twitchy told you, earlier this week, to-cool-for-school Swalwell pretended not to know who Dana Loesch is:

Swalwell’s plenty ignorant on just about everything, but his own tweets demonstrated that he is well aware of who Loesch is and has been for some time.

Anyway, Loesch called him out for trying to be cute instead of just admitting that he’s clueless when it comes to gun and gun policy:

Being publicly humiliated apparently got Swalwell’s attention, because this morning, he fired back at Loesch with more of his signature tough-guy talk:

It’s actually a pretty pathetic comeback. But we’ll get back to that in a second.

We can’t speak to what Oliver North wants to do, but Loesch is more than willing to debate Swalwell:

Oh, he’s afraid, all right.

So afraid, in fact, that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get out of it.

He’ll do anything, Including, it would seem, outing himself as a sexist. Let’s look at Swalwell’s first tweet again, shall we?

He doesn’t “aim down”; he just brushes Loesch off as a “mouthpiece” unworthy of his time and mad debating skillz.

Nice going, Congressman Tough Guy.

Swalwell thinks his sexist condescension makes him look tough; in reality, in only affirms his weakness.

Seriously. At this point, he should just be grateful that Dana Loesch is willing to humor him.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.