With Eric Swalwell expected to make his withdrawal from the Democratic presidential race official later today:
CONFIRMED: REP. ERIC SWALWELL (D-Calif.) is ending his presidential bid today, a Democratic lawmaker confirms. He launched his bid for WH on "Late Show w./Stephen Colbert" in April. @RepSwalwell
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) July 8, 2019
It’s only natural that he set up circumstances to explain his decision. It looks like he’s going with “IT WAS RIGGED!” as his official explanation:
Congressman Eric Swalwell appears to say that the DNC rules for the third debate in September are rigged against him.
Swalwell is expected to announce, later today, that he’s dropping out to run for re-election. pic.twitter.com/3FPWzMWtPs
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) July 8, 2019
This is a real reply from Eric Swalwell, who is reportedly the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to drop out. pic.twitter.com/0wQyYf37g3
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 8, 2019
The Democratic debates may be a hot mess, but if Swalwell actually thinks that that’s why he’s been polling at zero all this time, he’s even more disconnected from reality than we thought.
— Bonnie4progress (@BonnieRenouf) July 8, 2019
Don't embarrass yourself Eric
— Mike Please (@Peaseinthepants) July 8, 2019
Too late. That ship sailed ages ago.