Congressman Eric Swalwell will announce next week that he is running for US president with a campaign focused on gun control, it was reported on Thursday.
The 38-year-old will declare during an appearance on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he will be joined by Cameron Kasky, a survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, according to the Atlantic magazine.
Swalwell, who is also hosting a town hall on gun control next week in Florida, told the Atlantic: “ I do believe that gun safety has to be a top 2020 issue.”
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas left 17 people dead and another 17 injured. It sparked the March for Our Lives, formed by survivors of the shooting who have demanded stricter gun control legislation.
Last year Swalwell wrote a column about how the March for Our Lives movement inspired his…