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2020 Dem Candidate Swalwell Under Fire After Claiming He's Just 'Another White Guy'

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Representative Eric Swalwell is receiving a backlash on Twitter after saying he’s just “another white guy” during an interview.

And then blasting the statement into social media.

The California congressman and 2020 Democratic contender shared a clip of a Vice News interview on Twitter with a caption that read, “I may be ‘another white guy,’ but I know where there are gaps in my knowledge or my experience and I know when to pass the mic.”

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In the clip, a Vice News reporter asked Swalwell, “Why should another white guy be president?”

Swalwell responded by saying, “Well, a white guy who doesn’t see other identities or understand other experiences shouldn’t be president. I do.”

He went on to say that he understands that on some issues there would be “gaps” in his “knowledge” and “experience,” but he would “pass the mic to people who do have that experience.”

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The candidate went on to reaffirm to Vice his commitment to ask a woman to serve as vice president if he became the Democratic nominee.

If Swalwell was hoping for a boost from the interview, it didn’t come.

The tweet quickly became “ratioed” – a term that is used when a tweet garners more comments than likes or shares. It is often seen as a sign of disapproval with the content of the post.

Many on Twitter saw his comment of “another white guy” as pandering.

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Others were quick to point out that the candidate is polling at 0 percent in a recent Quinnipiac University poll among Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters.

In the same poll, Swalwell has a favorable rating of just 6 percent among voters, while 77 percent of voters said they simply haven’t heard enough.

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Steven is a former writer for The Western Journal and has written hundreds of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. He is a follower of Jesus, husband to an amazing wife and father to two beautiful girls.
Steven is a former writer for the Western Journal and has written dozens of stories for both Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. Steven is a native of Louisiana but has transferred to a remote desert land often referred to as Arizona. He has a beautiful wife and two amazing daughters. You can often find him hiking the Arizona landscape or serving on the worship team at his church.
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Shreveport, LA
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B.S. Church Ministries with a specialization in Church Planting and Revitalization
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Phoenix, AZ
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