K. Baish’s Opinion| Ultra liberal Democrat Eric Swalwell made the announcement this week that he is leaving the presidential race. The announcement was made from his campaign headquarters in Dublin, California.
The Gateway Pundit explains that Swalwell “will instead focus on getting reelected to the U.S. House and helping other Democrats win election. Swalwell plans on running for the US House of Representatives again.”
Via the Washington Examiner:
Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic primary.
And just like that, the most unlikely of the 25-plus candidates running for the party’s nomination has become the first individual to exit the primary, failing to hold on for as long as even Oprah’s personal spiritual adviser.
To be honest, this is probably best for everyone involved. Being spared a Swalwell presidency is the simple mercy America deserves.
The California lawmaker is not only a human cringe tornado, but he is also prone to embracing some incredibly dangerous positions, things far crazier and absurd than anything touted by the current White House resident. Remember: Swalwell is the same person who once threatened to go nuclear on gun owners. Literally.
Swalwell attempted to defend an “assault weapon” buy-back program in November of 2018, claiming that the program was important to help aid in broadening the effort on banning “military-style semi-automatic assault weapons.”
The Examiner explains, “Enacting the program, he argued, would reduce the number of firearm-related deaths in the United States. The congressman and soon-to-be-one-time 2020 Democratic candidate also expressed support for prosecuting gun owners who refuse to comply with the theoretical buy back program. This prompted one Twitter user, Joe Biggs, to grouse, ‘So basically [Swalwell] wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f–king mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power.'”
Dave Weigel tweeted, “In February, Swalwell said he was ‘burning the boats’ and wouldn’t run for House again. He’s telling reporters now that he’ll run for his House seat again. ‘Because we ran a credible campaign, I’ll be able to advocate even more effectively for my constituents.'”
In February, Swalwell said he was "burning the boats" and wouldn't run for House again.
He's telling reporters now that he'll run for his House seat again. "Because we ran a credible campaign, I'll be able to advocate even more effectively for my constituents."
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 8, 2019
According to TGP, the California lawmaker “will have to take on far left progressive loon Aisha Wahab in his primary to keep his seat in the US House of Representatives.”
Siraj Hashmi tweeted, “Eric Swalwell drops out of the 2020 presidential race to face primary challenger Aisha Wahab, a progressive Afghan-American and Hayward city council member, for his Northern California congressional seat.”
Eric Swalwell drops out of the 2020 presidential race to face primary challenger Aisha Wahab, a progressive Afghan-American and Hayward city council member, for his Northern California congressional seat. https://t.co/IELf5WYtZQ
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 8, 2019