Eric Swalwell (D) was elected to serve California’s 15th District in November of 2012. The 38-year-old has frequently been a thorn in the side of Donald Trump. He has bothered Trump enough that he was included on a list of names the president wanted removed from cable news stations.
Swalwell has also been a strong opponent of the National Rifle Association. Recently a supporter of the NRA responded by sending the congressman a voicemail claiming that he’d be the first casualty of their war.
If the caller meant to intimidate Swalwell, the message did quite the opposite. The congressman posted a recording of the message, replying, “I’m not afraid of this guy. I’m not afraid of the NRA. I’m not afraid. No fear. #endgunviolence.”
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 3, 2019
The California congressman will be holding a town hall concerning gun violence on April 9th. The event will take place in North Coral Springs, Florida and was coordinated with parents from the Parkland, Florida massacre.
There are also rumblings that Swalwell could be planning a presidential run. CNN’s Oliver Darcy tweets, “Rep. Eric Swalwell and political advisers around him have started to tell top Democrats he plans to launch a presidential campaign this month, according to multiple Democrats.”
"Rep. Eric Swalwell and political advisers around him have started to tell top Democrats he plans to launch a presidential campaign this month, according to multiple Democrats," @merica reports https://t.co/NpHG1vndWO
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 2, 2019
Swalwell’s star is certainly on the rise and there should be plenty more news about him in the coming months.