Impeaching Trump will galvanize Dems: Tom Steyer on Powerhouse Politics

The billionaire activist denies he's trying to nullify Trump's election

Last year, he added “Need to Impeach," a partisan movement dedicated to trying to expel President Donald Trump from office. Steyer has spent at least $40 million for “Need to Impeach” and an additional $30 million to get millennials into voting booths in November. Just over five million people have signed the “Need to Impeach” petition, calling on Congress to impeach President Trump. The petition says “Donald Trump has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice, and taken money from foreign governments. We need to impeach this dangerous president.”

Steyer disagreed. "What Steve Bannon was trying to do was be a populist. He was trying to speak directly to people, and he was attacking his party's establishment very directly. I'm not attacking our party's establishment. The only thing we're trying to do is have a broader democracy and put the power in the hands of the American people because we believe the broadest democracy is the answer to our problems."

"Yes that [the ad] was a joke, and it was supposed to be funny. And actually, it is pretty funny. But to have a party say oh my gosh you're equating us with racist policies. They're following racist policies. If they don't want to be called racist, tell them to stop being racist," Steyer said.

So with all his political passion, does Steyer plan to run for the highest office in the land? He said it all depends on the mid-terms and what happens to Democrats. "We have no idea what is going to happen in the mid-term elections this year, and we're going to be in a completely different position as a country. I have no idea what we're going to be, and neither does any pollster, and neither do you guys as smart as you are."

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