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

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellChris Wallace: 'Just insane' Swalwell is talking impeaching Trump again McCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case House intelligence briefing on worldwide threat assessment delayed 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 MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE.


"'Prepare for impeachment.' That's what I've told my colleagues," Swalwell told "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddCandidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states Biden says he has to do 'really well' in South Carolina Biden urges Sanders to take accountability for supporters' threats on culinary union 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 AmashBarr ensnared in Roger Stone firestorm House passes bipartisan bill to create women's history museum Weld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump 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) WallaceConway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states Buttigieg: Electability argument will sway voters of color because 'we dare not get this wrong' 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 TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press 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.