Democrat Who Called For Nuking Gun Owners Eyes 2020 Presidential Run

The congressman who called for nuking gun owners last week, Eric Swalwell, has allegedly been considering a run for President in 2020. This was originally reported as early as summer of 2017, but has recently been getting some talk again.

In August of this year, he appeared on some low rated CNN show to discuss the possibility of a White House run.

On November 8th, reports once again surfaced surrounding Swalwell. Politico reports:


Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans.

“He’s definitely running,” the source said.

This weekend, Swalwell will be the first potential presidential candidate to visit Iowa after the midterms with a trip to meet the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party chairs in Dubuque. The travel to Iowa was first reported by NBC News and confirmed by POLITICO.

The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to early primary voting states and endorsements of three young congressional candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire through his Future Forum PAC. He has also asked for lists of potential staffers for the early-state contests.

The three-term congressman grew up in Iowa and was heavily involved in Marlyand Gov. Martin O’Malley’s unsuccessful presidential run in 2016. O’Malley has said he is keeping an “open mind” about running for president himself in 2020.

Swalwell would be a heavy underdog in the 2020 race against the expected high-profile candidacies from the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and others.

But Democratic activists in the early states say that Swalwell has gone over well during his early visits.

After his “nuke gun owners” covfefe, Swalwell has taken to twitter to double down on his dementia, even mocking gun owners:

But at the same time, this Shooter McGavin wannabe calls for “decorum” in the White House.

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