Ad may hint of future run for a political office.
The last time I reported on eco-activist billionaire Tom Steyer in 2015, investigators had issued a detailed report that showed extensive behind-the-scenes coordination between Obama’s White House staff, aides to as many as 12 governors, and officials at multiple arms of Steyer’s network of political and policy group to push the climate-change agenda.
Given President Trump’s regulation-gutting and EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s rollback of progressive clean-power policies (at no small risk to himself), one can presume that Steyer isn’t enjoying the same level of influence that he once had under Obama.
Steyer’s solution, then, is to try and remove this political obstacle.
California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
In the ad, Steyer argues Trump should be ousted from office because he has edged the country toward nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI and threatened to shut down news organizations he does not like.
He urges viewers to call their members of Congress and tell them to bring articles of impeachment.
“People in Congress and his own administration know this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” Steyer says in the ad. “And they do nothing.”
Steyer plans to spend eight figures to air the television ads nationally, but he would not give an exact amount.
I will simply point out that Hillary Clinton spent $1.2 billion on her failed presidential campaign. But, if Steyer wants to throw good money after bad so that it isn’t available for 2020, then I hope he enjoys his free market prerogative.
Speaking of 2020, there are some thoughts that this ad may hint of future run for a political office in Steyer’s future.
KCRA 3 political analyst Kevin Riggs believes Steyer is using the ads to try and pump up his name identification numbers.
“This is really about Tom Steyer running for office in California,” Riggs said. “So you can look at these TV ads as sort of a preview, not so much about Trump, but they are really a preview of his next announcement that he’s running for either governor or senator.”
Steyer’s spokesman said he hasn’t decided if he will seek a higher office.
Should Steyer win either the governorship on US Senate seat in 2018, California’s war on Donald Trump should heat up considerably.
However, there are signs that the TV spot isn’t being welcomed by everyone.
— Invigilator (@Invigilare) October 24, 2017
@Jeopardy Why in the world would you play an ad on your show from Tom Steyer? His ad is evil and is a lie about our President.It’s offensive
— Love Wildflowers (@NativeFlowers) October 24, 2017
Twitter why are you showing me a ad from some liberal idiot Tom Steyer who wants Trump Impeached. How about equal time a Post uranium 1 News
— Bobup (@rstephenson1531) October 24, 2017
Reports are that North Korea is building biological weapons. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Trump signed of a deal for Singapore Airlines (SIA) to purchase 39 Boeing aircraft worth close to $14 billion.
In other words, he’s fixing the problems our past leaders failed to solve and returning manufacturing jobs to this nation. Eventually, I think there will be plenty of Californians sick of the war against an effective President, and will want a political leader who cares more about infrastructure instead of political drama.DONATE
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