Swalwell says he's told colleagues to 'prepare for impeachment'

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Moulton campaign makes formal case to DNC to be added to debate stage Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that he has told other House members they need to be well prepared for impeachment proceedings following remarks from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE.


"'Prepare for impeachment.' That's what I've told my colleagues," Swalwell told "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders campaign vents frustration with media, polls Megan Rapinoe reveals what she'd say to fans who are Trump supporters Rapinoe: Trump's message divides 'so he can conquer' MORE. "Let's get the full Mueller report. An eighth of it has been redacted. Let's have the special counsel testify publicly. Let's have [former White House counsel] Don McGahn come in."

"We only get one shot at it," he told Todd, adding that Democrats need to "bring in the public sentiment [behind impeachment.] Get more Republicans than just [Rep.] Justin AmashJustin AmashRep. Haaland says Trump's go-back remarks 'perplexing and wrongheaded' to Native Americans Pence says Trump 'might' speak out if rally crowd chants 'send her back' again Schiff: Trump 'has decided racism is good politics' MORE (R-Mich.)."

Swalwell, who is running for president amid a crowded field of Democratic contenders, attempted to stand out from the field in the interview, noting that he was the only candidate in the race who would be actively involved in the House Judiciary Committee's work on the matter.

"I'm the only presidential candidate who actually has to try the case, and so I want to make sure that I'm doing all I can to be prepared as we go down this road," he added.

Swalwell's comments echoed those he made on "Fox News Sunday" just days ago, when he told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally Nadler: Let Republicans 'waste their time' asking about FBI misconduct Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party MORE that the president would be "outnumbered" by Democrats with subpoena power.

"The president is outnumbered with the subpoena power and the court rulings that are on our side. I think that's a road we would go down, but we are not going to do Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE justice here because we only get one shot to make sure the rule of law still stands in America," he said on Sunday.

The California Democrat, who announced his presidential bid earlier this year, has struggled to make headway in the 2020 race, which now includes a field of more than 20 candidates.