LOS ANGELES — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told CNBC he expects to make an announcement “soon” about whether to run for president in 2020.
He has already added staff in addition to offices in some key early states as he builds out a national campaign infrastructure.
“in which’s just creating sure in which we find the right moment when we’re ready to go,” Swalwell said of his 2020 plans last week. “although right today I see nothing although green lights.”
The north Silicon Valley congressman sees the focus on jobs in addition to the economy in addition to how Americans are struggling in addition to feel “disconnected” in addition to hurt by the policies of President Donald Trump. He proposes a variety of initiatives to create more jobs in addition to opportunities, including workforce training, infrastructure investment in addition to tax improvements to boost growth in low-income communities.
Swalwell has been to North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania in addition to Florida in recent days. in addition to he plans over the next several weeks to return to Iowa, fresh Hampshire in addition to South Carolina, where he has been adding staff in addition to some offices.
The 38-year-old lawmaker, who sits on the House Intelligence in addition to Judiciary committees, would certainly be the youngest president ever elected if he were to win the Oval Office in 2020. He chairs the Intelligence Modernization in addition to Readiness Subcommittee, a panel with oversight for the U.S. intelligence community’s policies in addition to programs, including information technology modernization.
He has made headlines during House hearings in addition to has become familiar face on news networks discussing Trump in addition to 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 in addition to then blasted his colleague: “Ask questions instead of running for president.”
An Iowa native, Swalwell was raised in California in addition to 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 in addition to city councilman in Dublin, a suburb inside eastern San Francisco Bay Area.
As a 2020 candidate, Swalwell would certainly face competition coming from another Northern Californian who already has thrown her hat inside ring for the nomination — Sen. Kamala Harris. Both worked inside same district attorney’s office in addition to got their start inside Bay Area.
Here are some key issues Swalwell plans to run on as the field of Democratic presidential candidates grows nearly every week.