Impeachment-Obsessed Billionaire Threatens Dems Over Trump’s Ousting
California billionaire Tom Steyer has made it his mission in life to get President Donald Trump impeached, and now that Democrats have control of Congress, he is willing to spend any amount of money to make sure his dreams are realized.
In an interview with Politico this week, Steyer revealed that he will now target top Democrats in their home districts with blistering ad campaigns in an effort to pressure them to bring impeachment articles against the president. The chairman of his PAC even refused to rule out the possibility of primarying Democrats who wouldn’t get with the program.
“There’s a gigantic cost to not listening to your constituents,” Steyer told Politico. “There’s a gigantic cost to thumbing your nose at democracy.”
Steyer’s first targets are three powerful committee chairmen, Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). But the liberal megadonor isn’t stopping there: He will soon turn his attention to rank-and-file members seated on the committees that would be involved in impeachment proceedings, including freshmen.
And Steyer’s Need to Impeach PAC is considering going after the top three Democratic leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).
The previously unreported plans to single out additional members on the Ways and Means, Judiciary and Oversight Committees, detailed by Steyer and his advisers, represent the latest turn in Steyer’s multimillion-dollar campaign to impeach Trump. And the thinly veiled threat against the Democratic upper brass puts the former hedge fund manager turned activist squarely at odds with leaders of the party.
For her part, Pelosi appears to be unimpressed with Steyer’s initiative.
“Wait a minute, let me get this straight,” the House Speaker said in remarks to Politico. “A billionaire from California is coming into the district to spend money against Richie, who used to be the mayor of Springfield, and is now the chairman of the Ways and Means committee who is making us very proud of Massachusetts. It’s a waste of time and money.”
We don’t disagree that Steyer is wasting both his time and money, but if this is what he wants to do with his fortune, we’re all for it. There’s nothing that goes better with a big bucket of popcorn than the entertainment of watching confused Democrats eat each other alive. President Trump has torn this sad excuse for a party inside out – socialists one minute, protectors of American constitutional freedom the next, these people are absolutely beside themselves with a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
If it costs them their one real opportunity (2020) to remove him from office, it will be a cosmic joke for the ages.