WASHINGTON — Representative Eric Swalwell approaches his impeachment manager duties as both an experienced prosecutor and a vocal critic of President Trump over the past several years.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Swalwell spent seven years in the district attorney’s office in Alameda County, Calif., and was the office’s lead prosecutor on hate crimes.
Since his election to Congress in 2012, he has risen to prominence through posts on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, roles in which he helped investigate evidence against the president during his first impeachment in 2019.
Mr. Swalwell has often come into public conflict with Mr. Trump over what he has described as the president’s lack of leadership during moments of crisis. In 2018, as the deadliest wildfires in California’s history blanketed his district with smoke and ash, Mr. Swalwell was among the loudest voices demanding action from Mr. Trump on climate change and made regular television appearances to berate the president for not doing more to support the state.