This 2020 Democrat made an announcement that took everyone by surprise
The Democrat field for president is growing every single day.
New candidates continue to drop in.
And one 2020 Democrat just made an announcement that took everyone by surprise.
As crowded as the Democrat field for president is, very few are gaining much traction.
And since day one, former Vice President Joe Biden has held a sizable lead.
But he is now threatened by a number of candidates, primarily Kamala Harris, who continue to successfully bash him on his inconsistent record.
This is what is happening at the top of the polling at least.
At the bottom, there is a bunch of nobody candidates who are sitting around hoping for some sort of miracle.
One of them is Eric Swalwell — at least until this week.
The California Congressman made a name for himself with some of the most insane calls for gun control among any of the candidates.
Swalwell wants full-on gun bans, including confiscation.
He has even threatened gun owners who wouldn’t comply with government “buy back” schemes saying “the government has nukes.”
As a result, his campaign’s coffins have been dry from the get go, as he’s been repeatedly slammed by opponents.
And it appears his missteps have doomed his candidacy, considering he just announced he is dropping out of the race.
The Daily Caller reports:
2020 Presidential candidate Eric Swalwell announced he is dropping out of the presidential race Monday at a press conference in California.
The California Rep. began his presidential bid three months ago, and was one of 24 main Democratic candidates. During his campaign, Swalwell struggled to gain traction and his poll numbers have peaked at 1%, East Bay Citizen reported. He is the first major Democratic candidate to drop out of the race.
“Today ends our presidential campaign, but it is the beginning of an opportunity in Congress with a new perspective shaped by the lives that have touched mine and our campaign throughout these last three months,” Swalwell announced Monday. “To bring that promise of America to all Americans.”
This makes Swalwell the first 2020 Democrat candidate to quit.
It isn’t surprising he’s dropping out — just that he did it so early.
Swalwell had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the election, and it appears he caught on it quicker than most of the candidates in a similar position.