Billionaire Democratic donor Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE’s campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE will continue under new leadership after Steyer’s announcement that he is running for president.
Steyer, who founded the Need to Impeach campaign in October 2017, on Tuesday became the latest candidate to jump into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary race.
Need to Impeach will continue under the control of new executive director Nathaly Arriola.
ADVERTISEMENT“The momentum behind impeachment is stronger than ever and the American public continues to demand that Congress do its job and start an impeachment inquiry,” Arriola said in a statement.
The move was expected, as Steyer pledged $50 million to Need to Impeach and NextGen America, a group aimed at mobilizing young voters, when he announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning.
The impeachment campaign is gearing up its organizing efforts ahead of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s July 17 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. The group plans to hold “Impeach-In” events across the country throughout July.
“Mueller’s testimony will give the entire country a chance to see this administration’s corruption and lawlessness on national TV. And as momentum builds, Need to Impeach will continue to organize across the country and the lead alongside the millions of Americans who are standing up for our democracy,” Arriola said.
Steyer, a liberal activist and former hedge fund manager, is the latest Democrat to join the primary. His announcement comes one day after Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellNASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from events and properties Gloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Grenell says intelligence community working to declassify Flynn-Kislyak transcripts MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out.
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