Billionaire Steyer Light Ups Times Square With Ads Seeking Trump Impeachment

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Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega-donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer said Monday in an interview. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.”

The digital billboards, unveiled Monday, will be on display for 10 minutes every hour through New Year’s Eve, according to Need to Impeach, the political group founded by Steyer.

Steyer, a co-founder of Farallon Capital Management who left the San Francisco-based hedge fund in 2012 to spend his time and fortune fighting climate change, has become one of the most vocal opponents of Trump.

In a campaign-style commercial that has been running on television since last month, Steyer looks into the camera and calls Trump a “clear and present danger,” accusing him of obstructing justice and taking the U.S. to the brink of a nuclear war.

“If this is not a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?” Steyer says in the ad. “I’m funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment.”

The ad provoked a response from Trump, who attacked Steyer on Twitter.

“Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from the beginning, never wins elections!” Trump tweeted last month.

The commercial also ran on Fox News’s Fox & Friends program, which Trump watches regularly. Fox News later stopped running the ad.

Six Democrats in Congress introduced articles of impeachment against Trump last week. House Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Adriano Espaillat of New York and John Yarmuth of Kentucky have called for immediate impeachment hearings against Trump.

But top Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, have not embraced the idea of trying to win control of Congress by running on an impeachment platform.

Steyer said the impeachment campaign was about direct democracy, and isn’t a part of his broader efforts to help Democrats win in the 2018 elections.

“It seems as if elected officials don’t think this is the time or don’t think that it’s tactically smart,” he said. “We’re not trying to be tactically smart. We’re not trying to in some way, shape or form use this for the ’18 midterms.”

Steyer was the biggest individual political donor during the 2016 election. Through his political action committee, NextGen Climate, Steyer has pledged to spend millions of dollars backing candidates in 2018.

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{Matzav.com}

11 COMMENTS

  1. Steyer, you seem to be so “knowledgeable” in Trump’s impeachable “offenses”. Yet there’s not 1 that warrants his impeachment, unlike Obama who committed 25! impeachable offenses although they were covered up by the media, the CIA and FBI but you had no problem with them. You hypocrite, hater of American and American people.

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/25-impeachable-obama-scandals-far-more-serious-than-comey-firing/
    Obama’s Iran nuke deal
    Obama knew about Hillary’s private email server
    Obama IRS targets conservatives
    Obama’s DOJ spies on AP reporters
    Obamacare & Obama’s false promises
    Illegal-alien amnesty by executive order
    Benghazi-gate
    Operation Fast & Furious
    5 Taliban leaders for Bergdahl
    Extortion 17
    ‘Recess ‘ appointments – when Senate was in session
    Appointment of ‘czars’ without Senate approval
    Suing Arizona for enforcing federal law
    Refusal to defend Defense of Marriage Act
    Illegally conducting war against Libya
    NSA: Spying on Americans
    Muslim Brotherhood ties
    Miriam Carey
    Birth certificate
    Executive orders
    Solyndra and the lost $535 million
    Egypt
    Cap & Trade: When in doubt, bypass Congress
    Refusal to prosecute New Black Panthers
    Obama’s U.S. citizen ‘hit list’

  2. “Fighting climate change” “Environmentalist” a real do-gooder. Wow.

    Does this dunce really want Mike Pence as his President??? If this idiots desires comes true and Trump is impeached and has to resign, did he think of who’s next in line? Mike Pence is a real true god-fearing Conservative. Steyer is a lot dumber than he looks.

  3. IF YOU DON’T WHOM THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ELECTED AS PRESIDENT YOU CAN MOVE TO CUBA AND LIVE THE WITH CASTRO…………………………

  4. The more the people hate you…the more you know you are doing something right…!
    Go President Trump.
    We’ve never had a more open, honest and ” unsophisticated ” President before. I’ll take the unsophisticated anytime over the liars cheaters, politicians. ..Go Mr. President.. you can tweet all you want…don’t bother me, so long as our country is safe, protected and on an upward course!

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