California Billionaire Launches $10 Million Trump Impeachment Attempt

California billionaire Tom Steyer, who is considering a campaign for the U.S. Senate, has launched what he said will be a $10 million TV advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Steyer, the founder of a successful hedge fund called Farrallon Capital, is also planning a multi-million-dollar digital advertising campaign against Trump. He insisted that there is precedent for what he wants to do.

“A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less,” Steyer said, referring to the GOP-led impeachment effort against former President Bill Clinton.

Yet, Steyer isn’t just relying on his own advertising to make his dislike known. He’s also urging his viewers to call their own members of Congress to bring about the impeachment.

“Today, people in Congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” Steyer said, according to Time magazine. “And they do nothing.”

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On the website for his impeachment effort,, Steyer claims the current president has, “brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice, and taken money from foreign governments.”

The site features a petition to be sent to elected officials in Washington — specifically Democrats — asking them to “remove (Trump) from office at once,” citing the idea that he is “dangerous.”

“This is not just an issue of Twitter screeds but what it means for a person who has control over our nuclear arsenal,” Steyer said.

“I hope you will make your position clear so that Democratic voters who are under constant attack by this administration, know their elected representatives have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action,” he added.

The GOP, though, has brushed aside Steyer’s effort.

“If Democrats want to appease the far left and their liberal mega-donors by supporting a baseless, radical effort that the vast majority of Americans disagree with, then have at it,” said Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Ahrens said that Republicans will continue to focus on such things as the economy and cutting taxes, insisting they are the “issues voters actually care about.”

Democrats have spoken about impeachment for months. Procedurally, any effort would first require majority support in the GOP-dominated House.

Just last week, an impeachment resolution proposed by Democrat Rep. Al Green of Texas died without a vote.

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Steyer has also considered running against fellow Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein of California, who doesn’t quite share his radical view of the president.

In a letter to Democrats, Steyer referenced comments Feinstein made about Trump in August, when she suggested Democrats have “patience” and said Trump could become “a good president.”

“It is clear for all to see that there is zero reason to believe ‘he can be a good president,’” Steyer wrote in his letter, as reported by The New York Times.

This post was last modified on October 24, 2017 1:25 pm