Congressman Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, will reportedly announce next week he is entering the 2020 race for the presidency. From The Hill:
The Atlantic reported Thursday that Swalwell will announce his plans during an appearance on CBS's "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," where he will be joined by Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Swalwell, who is hosting a town hall on gun control next week in Florida, did not confirm his plans to The Atlantic, but said he thinks gun control should be a top issue in 2020.
Swalwell plans to run on a platform of gun control, which based on his previous comments, means confiscation.
High ranking Democrat Eric Swalwell calls for confiscation of semi-automatic rifles using $15billion of taxpayer dollars to do it and proposes criminally prosecuting those who don’t participate: https://t.co/tBzZXztkIU #2A— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 16, 2018
Last year, Swalwell reminded gun owners that if they do not comply with Democrat confiscation efforts, they could be nuked by the government.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
Even Bill Maher isn't buying Swalwell's claims he isn't "coming for your guns."