Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Democrats don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach President Trump, and indeed “want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks, and infrastructure.” However, Swalwell, a former Democratic candidate for president, warned Trump has “been let off once.” From an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday:
SWALWELL: Yes, I’m very concerned that the independence of prosecutors, the ability of judges to just weigh the facts and the evidence is eroding, that the president’s taken a wrecking ball to that. And he was just impeached for that. We’re not going to stop holding him accountable. We have learned, when you hold him accountable, you can actually stop the corruption, whether he’s removed or not. And, ultimately, it’s going to be for the voters to judge in November. TAPPER: Might you impeach him over this, over Roger Stone and the sentencing? SWALWELL: We’re not going to take our options off table. We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him. We want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks and infrastructure. But we’re not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it. TAPPER: Congressman Eric Swalwell, Democrat of California, thanks so much. SWALWELL: Thanks, Jake. My pleasure.