California Rep. Eric Swalwell said democracy is "on the ropes" in an interview Monday night on Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show."
"I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve problems and threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home," Swalwell said.
"I’m ready to solve these problems. I’m running for president of the United States," he added. "Boy, did it feel good to say that!"