Over the last few months, all of Tom Steyer’s dreams have been dashed. At the end of February, the progressive billionaire dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination.
Now he is closing his ‘Need to Impeach’ organization. What a shame.
Brian Schwartz reports at CNBC:
Tom Steyer shuts down his Need to Impeach operation after failed 2020 bid, Trump acquittal
Billionaire and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer is shutting down his organization that advocated the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Steyer, a businessman who founded Need to Impeach in 2017 to call on Congress to impeach and remove Trump from office, has decided it’s time for the political action committee to close after the president was indeed impeached by the Democratic-led House late last year, according to his spokesman. The GOP-led Senate acquitted the president in February.
“Tom started Need to Impeach two and half years ago and committed over $75 million of his own money to help shine a light on this lawless president. Over eight million Americans joined that effort and their voices were heard loud and clear when the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump,” Benjamin Gerdes, the spokesman, told CNBC. “With the work complete, Need to Impeach is wrapping up, but Tom’s commitment to taking on Donald Trump continues.”
When asked if “wrapping up” means Need to Impeach is shutting down, Gerdes confirmed that was indeed the case.
Not much else has changed for Steyer. In this April 14th tweet, he insists this is no time to play politics:
It will take global cooperation and effort to solve the health and economic challenges from this pandemic. This is the time to listen to doctors, not play politics. https://t.co/dgalTLxpYw
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) April 14, 2020
And yet here he is two days later on a radio show doing exactly that:
“We have to accept that this virus exposes weakness and lies in society.”@NextGenAmerica‘s @TomSteyer tells @DeanObeidallah, reacting to Republican calls to reopen the country during the #Coronavirus outbreak.
— SiriusXM Progress (@SXMProgress) April 16, 2020
If Trump wins reelection in November, I fully expect Steyer to resume his efforts to impeach.DONATE
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