Swalwell was once one of the most vocal supporters for impeachment.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) did a 180 when it comes to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
After calling for an impeachment inquiry in June, Swalwell has now hesitated when it comes to making a decision.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 3, 2019
Swalwell explained to CNN’s Manu Raju “that it’s important that we reserve judgment.”
The congressman said, though, that the Democratic House Intelligence Committee’s “report has powerful overwhelming evidence” against Trump. He also claimed the inquiry “is one of the largest investigations ever in America that relied on the fewest amount of documents.”
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff released his report on Tuesday, which claimed the investigation “uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.”
Schiff maintained that Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky included a threat to withhold aid if the Ukrainian government did not investigate 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Vice President Joe Biden.
When Swalwell entered the presidential race he became one of the most vocal members of Congress for impeachment.
Congress has no choice: we must begin an impeachment inquiry against @realDonaldTrump. He has invited the Russians to again sabotage our elections. And he has obstructed (& obstructs) justice. Time to be held accountable. Our democracy is worth saving.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 13, 2019
Swalwell strongly supported impeachment as recently as mid-November.
I am one of them. I called for impeachment the day @realDonaldTrump told @GStephanopoulos he would again take help from a foreign government to win an election. That was June. Little did any of us know he was already trying to do that with Ukraine. https://t.co/8hRP8bIIfg
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 17, 2019
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