Updated Apr 8, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Eric Swalwell joins crowded 2020 field with platform centered on gun control

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) announced his candidacy for president in an interview Monday night on CBS’s "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Details: The 4-term congressman, who's 38 years old, is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and has frequently appeared on cable television to discuss the Trump-Russia investigation. The Atlantic first reported earlier this month that the issue of gun safety will be the centerpiece of his White House bid, and that he will partner with Parkland school shooting survivor Cameron Kasky for his campaign launch.

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