Megadonor Steyer to Dems: I Don’t Like Trump, So Pledge to Impeach Him

By NTK Staff | 10.19.2017 @8:57am
Megadonor Steyer to Dems: I Don’t Like Trump, So Pledge to Impeach Him

Tom Steyer, the ex-investor and environmentalist who has spent $163 million on politics, mostly to lose elections, is demanding 2018 recipients of his cash pledge to impeach Trump.

Democratic megadonor – and possible Dianne Feinstein challenger – Tom Steyer is spreading his demand for President Trump’s impeachment to the Democratic governors and mayors of the nation.

That’s according to The Hill, who obtained a letter Steyer sent to “all 50 governors and 2,000 mayors.”

Steyer’s latest letter, obtained by The Hill, comes a week after he penned letters to Democratic congressional offices and Democrats’ House and Senate campaign committee, demanding that they support impeaching the president if the party regains control of Congress in 2018.

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.

Though The Hill did not appear to publish the full letter, Steyer may want to check the Constitution if he thinks Democrats can impeach Trump because they disagree with him on health care or climate change.

Now, in Steyer’s previous letter – to Democrats campaigning for U.S. House and U.S. Senate seats – he at least referenced one issue (the emoluments clause) that could be of legal concern to Trump.

But even then, the other two issues appear to be more matters of policy than of impeachment – Trump’s relationship with Russia and his “seeming determination to go to war.”

It’s unclear if Steyer will run in 2018 – or, as some muse, for president in 2020. It’s also unclear how much Steyer will spend in 2018, after spending $163 million on a losing record in 2014 and 2016.

Clearly, though, Steyer is planning to make impeachment – not the environment – his big issue.

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