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Eric Swalwell Presents His ‘I Will Be Bold Without The Bull’ Campaign Slogan

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell apparently thought he had a winner on Sunday with the slogan, “I will be bold without the bull.”

After promising his Iowa audience that “I will always be real with you,” Swalwell unleashed his line to what seemed to be public indifference.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) speaks at the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., Apr. 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The congressman, who finds himself in the lower end of polls asking Democrats whom they want as their party standard-bearer in 2020, had other issues that day. In the same speech, Swalwell also found some reason to equate the cast of Democratic presidential candidates to the The Avengers comic book characters. (RELATED: Eric Swalwell Tweets About His Late-Night Peanut Butter Habit)

“Thank you, Iowa. Congratulations to tonight’s honorees. Welcome to my fellow candidates,” Swalwell announced to the audience. “Whom I consider — we are all a part of being The Avengers. The Republicans in 2016, that was ‘The Hunger Games.'”

Other Swalwell slogans have not been received with great enthusiasm either. Just after announcing his decision to seek the presidency, he asked his Twitter following, “Are you ready America?” Swalwell tweeted. “Let’s go big, be bold, and do good!”

Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) chant during the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) chant during the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The apparent campaign slogan was derided over social media by many. Swalwell was again the butt of jokes for some when he declared that the word “woman” did not appear “once” in the constitution. Many quickly noted over Twitter that the word “man” did not appear either. (RELATED: Eric Swalwell Bungles Constitution In An Attempt To Attack AG Barr)

Swalwell once suggested that the federal government could use nuclear arms against gun owners who resist confiscation of their weapons.

The congressman was also unmoved by the Mueller report’s conclusion that there was no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. Swalwell announced that he knows Trump “acts on Russia’s behalf.”

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