Swalwell was asked during an appearance on Vice News Tonight: “Why should another white guy be president?”

“Well, a white guy who doesn’t see other identities, or understand other experiences should not be president,” Swalwell replied. “I do. And where there would be gaps in my knowledge or my experience, I will pass the mic to people who do have that experience. I’ve also pledged that I would ask a woman to serve as vice president.”