Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell called for the "immediate removal" of President Trump after Wednesday's horrific insurrection at the Capitol. "Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol," Swalwell said, in a statement on Thursday. "Because of brave law enforcement and military … Continue reading Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Swalwell Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the kind of guy who isn't funny, but he's the funniest guy in his group of unfunny guys, and therefore, thinks he's a very funny person. But Cruz actually had a zinger for embattled East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell on Thursday. Amid an expanding story that Swalwell was the … Continue reading It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Swalwell blames Trump for leaking Chinese spy story

"Following a report that linked him to an alleged Chinese spy, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested the information was leaked to hurt him because of his frequent and loud criticism of President Donald Trump," Politico reported. "Bashing Trump was the key to Swalwell’s short tenure in the race, and he continued to loudly call for … Continue reading Swalwell blames Trump for leaking Chinese spy story

Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Schaaf vs. Trump

Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House.-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responding to President Trump, who said Oakland, Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago, is "like living in hell."

Swalwell buys $1.2 million D.C. duplex; his book’s publishing date pushed back

More than eight years ago, Eric Swalwell promised voters in the 15th congressional district that, unlike the entrenched incumbent congressman who lived in Maryland, he would always live in the district and work in Washington, D.C. For many years, Swalwell kept his promise, flying back-and-forth between the Tri-Valley and central and south county district on … Continue reading Swalwell buys $1.2 million D.C. duplex; his book’s publishing date pushed back

Swalwell wrote a book on the Trump impeachment, due in April

A day after the acquittal of President Trump comes news that Rep. Eric Swalwell has written a book that aims to reveal an inside look into the impeachment of the president. Abrams Books, a New York publisher, announced the publication of Swalwell's literary debut, titled, "Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump." The 256-page … Continue reading Swalwell wrote a book on the Trump impeachment, due in April

Arreguin on SOTU

No matter how many times Trump lies about Sanctuary Cities, the facts remain unchanged. Sanctuary cities are safer and more economically prosperous.-Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley mayor, responding to President Trump's State of the Union address.

Lee on expanded travel ban

Absolutely disgusting.-Rep. Barbara Lee responding in a tweet Friday to President Trump's plan to expand his travel ban to six more countries.

Schaaf not swayed by Bloomberg’s visit to Oakland

You didn't think wealthy Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg came to Oakland just to enjoy a cup of coffee, did you? Bloomberg visited Oakland last Friday and met with Mayor Libby Schaaf. Television camera crews and journalists walked with them as they strolled through downtown Oakland. Exactly what Bloomberg expected from the conversation is unclear. … Continue reading Schaaf not swayed by Bloomberg’s visit to Oakland

Did over-ambition hurt Swalwell’s chances for impeachment role?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose seven House members on Tuesday to serve as impeachment managers in the upcoming Senate trial of President Trump. Among them is Bay Area Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a veteran of the impeachment efforts for Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. But Pelosi's decision to pass over East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell for … Continue reading Did over-ambition hurt Swalwell’s chances for impeachment role?

House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

After almost two decades of persistence, Rep. Barbara Lee's quest to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military force (AUMF) that led to the Iraq War, and that she has doggedly opposed over the years, will come to a vote in Congress. A bill introduced by Lee to repeal the 2001 AUMF will be heard … Continue reading House to schedule a vote on Barbara Lee’s repeal of 2001 AUMF

Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

A day after President Trump roiled the geopolitics of the Middle East by authorizing the assassination of Iran's highest-ranking military commander, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna renewed an effort to limit military force in the region without the prior consent of congress. Sanders and Khanna said Friday they plan to introduce legislation that will … Continue reading Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation opposing war in Iran without approval of Congress

Alameda County reps vote to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The historic vote included support from Alameda County's three members of Congress. Below is remarks made on the House floor in support of impeachment by Reps. Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, and Ro Khanna. https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/1207412407993356295 https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/1207337553482919936 https://twitter.com/RepRoKhanna/status/1207342264390950912

Appropriations bill includes more funding for Alameda VA clinic, national cemetery

The $1.4 trillion spending package approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday includes $27 million in additional funding for Alameda's Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic and national cemetery. The package of bills is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump before a Friday deadline. The $200 million project, which will … Continue reading Appropriations bill includes more funding for Alameda VA clinic, national cemetery