Likely 2020 Dem gives thanks to voters who 'did nothing less than save America'

Democratic Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellCNN announces four more town halls featuring 2020 Dems De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights MORE (Calif.) on Monday marked the start of Thanksgiving week by expressing his gratitude to the midterm voters who "did nothing less than save America" earlier this month.

“Let us begin a week of Thanksgiving,” the lawmaker tweeted to his 393,000 followers. “I’m grateful for the millions of people who went to the polls this month and did nothing less than save America.”

It was reported earlier this month that the California Democrat, a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel Anti-US trade war song going viral in China MORE, is planning to mount a White House bid of his own in 2020.

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His tweet comes weeks after midterms, which saw the highest voter turnout in decades.

Democrats took control of the House, but Republicans held on to their Senate majority. Nationally watched, close races in some typically Republican areas, like Texas and Arizona, show they could potentially be in play as swing states in 2020.