California Rep. Eric Swalwell Is Running For President, Too, With A Focus on Guns

California Rep. Eric Swalwell Is Running For President, Too, With A Focus on Guns

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks to a group in Iowa City, Iowa, in February. Swalwell, who became the latest Democrat to run for president, was born in Iowa but grew up in California. California Rep. Eric Swalwell is the latest Democrat to jump into the race for president. " I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve problems and threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home. Nothing gets done ," Swalwell said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night. After walking through a list of issues from foreign threats to student loan debt to gun violence, he added, "None of that is going to change until we get a leader who is willing to go big on thee issues we take on, be bold in the solutions we offer and do good in the way that we govern. I’m ready to solve these problems. I’m running for president of the United States." Swalwell is the 18th Democrat to join the race for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. One of the key issues the California Democrat, 38, is highlighting is one important to young voters in particular: gun safety. He’s hosting a town hall Tuesday on the subject at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., only 13 miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the scene of the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people. The BB&T Center, where the Florida Panthers ice hockey team plays, […]

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