Dem megadonor Steyer calls on govs, mayors to support impeaching Trump

Ivan Schwartz
October 22, 2017

Steyer was one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chief financial backer during her presidential campaign.

A liberal billionaire who bankrolls several Democratic causes spent more than $10 million to kick-start a media campaign calling on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. It's time to begin impeachment proceedings.

Addressing the public in a video advert this week, he said: "Donald Trump has brought us to the brink of nuclear war". "We need to impeach and remove from office a unsafe President". "This president has clearly already exceeded these standards".

In an open letter, the billionaire goes on to say the president is simply lacking "fitness for office", and says the question of impeachment has therefore "become a very real issue". Feldman argued that several of Trump's actions amount to impeachable offenses: His claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, his renting of Trump hotel properties to foreign governments (which some believe violates the Constitution's emoluments clause and is now the subject of a court battle), his admission that he fired FBI Director James Comey for investigating the Russian Federation scandal, and many other things.

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Steyer's investment comes as he considers a run for political office against U.S. Sen.

The Democratic megadonor and environmental activist points to criticism of Trump from within the Republican Party and his own Cabinet and condemns the president for "actively sabotaging" ObamaCare and his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Mr Steyer explained that he is funding the effort "to demand that elected officials take a stand" on impeaching Trump. He will apparently fill the internet with minute-long ads about his campaign, ensuring his call for impeachment is heard by the entire nation. "Join us" - he wrote and posted a video with the appropriate treatment.

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