Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., an outspoken critic of President Trump, formally entered the 2020 White Home race throughout his Monday look on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.”
The 38-year-old four-term congressman is a member of the Home Judiciary Committee and the Home Intelligence Committee, which for years has made headlines over its investigations of Russian affect in U.S. elections and federal surveillance.
“I’ve been in Congress for six years, I’ve defended our nation from the Intelligence Committee whereas democracy has been on the ropes… and I see a rustic in quicksand, unable to unravel issues and threats from overseas, unable to make life higher for individuals right here at house. Nothing will get achieved,” Swalwell instructed Stephen Colbert. The present launched a preview clip along with his announcement forward of its airing Monday night time.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
He continued, “I’ve talked to people who find themselves identical to me who’re the primary of their household to go to school, acquired numerous scholar debt, can’t purchase a house, can’t begin a enterprise. I’ve talked to youngsters who sit of their classroom afraid that they’ll be the following sufferer of gun violence they usually see Washington do nothing about it after the moments of silence they usually see lawmakers who love their weapons greater than they love our youngsters.”
Swalwell declared, “None of that’s going to vary till we get a pacesetter who’s keen to go huge on the problems we tackle, be daring within the options we provide, and do good in the best way that we govern. I’m prepared to unravel these issues. I’m operating for the president of the US.”
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Swalwell isn’t the primary Democrat to make an official announcement on “The Late Present.” New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand revealed to Colbert she was launching an exploratory committee again in January. She has since made her candidacy official.
Rep. Swalwell is the eighteenth candidate who has joined the crowded subject of Democrats within the major.