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

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate 5 takeaways from fiery Democratic debate 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE.


"'Prepare for impeachment.' That's what I've told my colleagues," Swalwell told "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddKrystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas GOP senator on gun reform: Trump needs to 'set some guidelines' on what he'll sign White House says Trump pressing forward amid escalation of China trade war 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 AmashAmash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' Romney: Bolton firing 'a huge loss' for nation Amash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 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) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' 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 TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty 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.