A California congressman Monday became the first Democratic Party primary candidate to drop his bid for the 2020 presidency.
Who: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
What: Rumors swirled Sunday night that Swalwell was dropping out of the race. Last week, he abruptly cancelled a July 4 campaign rally in New Hampshire, a key primary battleground state.
When: Swalwell dropped out of the race Monday afternoon.
Where: The news conference was held at Swalwell’s campaign headquarters in Dublin, California.
Why It Matters: Swalwell was perhaps the worst of the lot of Democrats running for president – a truly fantastic feat, given the acumen of the rest of the field. His major campaign platform was gun control, particularly buybacks of “assault rifles.” His most recent campaign failure was a failed attempt to create a bogus dichotomy between loving children and the Second Amendment, shaming Americans who want to keep their guns by suggesting that they don’t care about kids. Suffice to say, that tactic missed the mark. The candidate never managed to garner more than 0% in the polls.
So long, Eric! It’s been a peach. We look forward to your next segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” where you will surely be embarrassed, as usual, by someone with superior intellect.