LOS ANGELES — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told SouthIndianNews.com he expects to make an announcement “soon” about whether to run for president in 2020.
He has already added staff as well as offices in some key early states as he builds out a national campaign infrastructure.
“the item’s just creating sure that will we find the right moment when we’re ready to go,” Swalwell said of his 2020 plans last week. “yet right at that will point I see nothing yet green lights.”
The north Silicon Valley congressman sees the focus on jobs as well as the economy as well as how Americans are struggling as well as feel “disconnected” as well as hurt by the policies of President Donald Trump. He proposes a variety of initiatives to create more jobs as well as opportunities, including workforce training, infrastructure investment as well as tax modifications to boost growth in low-income communities.
Swalwell has been to North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania as well as Florida in recent days. as well as he plans over the next several weeks to return to Iowa, completely new Hampshire as well as South Carolina, where he has been adding staff as well as some offices.
The 38-year-old lawmaker, who sits on the House Intelligence as well as Judiciary committees, could be the youngest president ever elected if he were to win the Oval Office in 2020. He chairs the Intelligence Modernization as well as Readiness Subcommittee, a panel with oversight for the U.S. intelligence community’s policies as well as programs, including information technology modernization.
He has made headlines during House hearings as well as has become familiar face on news networks discussing Trump as well as the Russia probe.
Talk of Swalwell’s presidential ambitions came up Friday in an unlikely place: a televised House Judiciary Committee hearing where acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was grilled by the California congressman. Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the ranking GOP member of the panel, objected to a question Swalwell asked Whitaker as well as then blasted his colleague: “Ask questions instead of running for president.”
An Iowa native, Swalwell was raised in California as well as elected to his first term in Congress in 2012 by defeating Rep. Pete Stark, a 40-year Democratic incumbent. Swalwell previously was an Alameda County prosecutor as well as city councilman in Dublin, a suburb from the eastern San Francisco Bay Area.
As a 2020 candidate, Swalwell could face competition by another Northern Californian who already has thrown her hat from the ring for the nomination — Sen. Kamala Harris. Both worked from the same district attorney’s office as well as got their start from the Bay Area.
Here are some key issues Swalwell plans to run on as the field of Democratic presidential candidates grows nearly every week.