California Democrat Eric Swalwell is feeling the (hilarious) wrath of the internet after it appeared he cut the cheese live on national TV! Wait, what?!

The Congressman was doing a live interview on Monday’s Hardball with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, and while

As you can see (below), Rep. Swalwell even took a brief pause right as the sound hit the air — which eagle-eyed viewers watching live took as a sure sign that he must have known something was up. Almost immediately, as it goes on Twitter nowadays, both #Fartgate and #Shartgate started to trend nationwide. (And we wonder why we can’t have nice things…)

You can see the exact moment where Swalwell allegedly ripped gas in the quick clip (below):



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