Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell on the issues, in under 500 words

Eric Swalwell talks to a reporter
California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Eric Swalwell announced he's running for president on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in April. The California congressman is structuring his campaign around gun safety, partnering with a Parkland shooting survivor and pledging to take on the National Rifle Association.

"Most Americans believe that to be free of gun violence, we should take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people."
— Swalwell said in his campaign video.

Swalwell wants Congress to impeach Barr and Mnuchin

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told a CNN town hall Sunday he would only look at impeachment proceedings against President Trump after "we’ve exhausted every other remedy." But he wants to "make an example" of Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Quote We have a lawless president. First things first, I think we should move immediately to impeach the attorney general and Secretary Mnuchin."