California’s Eric Swalwell Joins 2020 US Presidential Race

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Eric Swalwell, the California Representative, has entered the presidential race in the United States of America that is scheduled in 2020.

The Democrat made his announcement on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” of CBS’ earlier this evening. Swalwell is a four-term congressman of California. He says that he feels that he can do so much more.

In the interview with Colbert, Swalwell stated: “I talk to kids who sit in their classroom afraid that they’ll be the next victim of gun violence.”

He continued: “And they see Washington doing nothing about it after the moments of silence. And they see lawmakers who love their guns more than they love our kids.”

The congressman is only 38 years old and he sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees. Previously, he has proposed a national buyback of assault weapons and has been criticized by the National Rifle Association. Swalwell represents the north Silicon Valley area. He is scheduled to hold a town hall in Florida on Tuesday to emphasise his efforts on putting a stop to gun violence.

Earlier today, Swalwell tweeted that some of those who are expected to attend the event are parents of students who were killed last year when a gunman opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida. There were 17 students and teachers who were killed in the mass shooting.

Aside from gun violence, Swalwell also has been critical of Donald Trump, the current President of the United States of America. The congressman has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire several times in the past few months and hired some staff in some early voting states.