Democrats are running scared of California billionaire Tom Steyer’s impeachment campaign.
From The Daily Caller:
California financier Tom Steyer’s $20 million ad campaign to impeach President Donald Trump has alienated some of the Democratic leaders with the influence to make impeachment a reality.
Some within the Democratic leadership fear that aggressively pursuing impeachment will only serve to turn Republican and independents against the party and jeopardize their opportunity to flip Congress in 2018.
“I’ve been a very harsh critic of this president….But the impeachment message right now is not helpful to the possibility of retaking the House,” Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, chairman of the fiscally moderate New Democratic Coalition, told The Wall Street Journal.
Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund founder, dismissed the pragmatic criticisms brought by lawmakers and suggested the impeachment ads serve a higher goal.
“I understand that there are people who think that from a tactical political standpoint it may not be clever,” Steyer said. “We’re not trying to be clever.”
The ads have run on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, local broadcast stations, Times Square and Twitter. The segments, which cast Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey as obstruction, direct viewers to a virtual impeachment petition website, that 2.6 million people have signed in the month since the campaign began.