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

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellGreene heckles Democrats and they fire back on Capitol steps Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE.


"'Prepare for impeachment.' That's what I've told my colleagues," Swalwell told "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddThe press ever-so-politely turns on Biden, as troubles mount NBC's Chuck Todd: Biden currently battling 'pretty big credibility crisis' 'Highest priority' is to vaccinate the unvaccinated, Fauci says 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 AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless 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) WallaceYarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight 'a ridiculous position to be in' NIH director expects booster shots to be expanded, despite recommendation 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 TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump 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.