Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has been on a one man mission to get Trump impeached. He has been giving millions of dollars to Democrats and urging them to follow his lead. They’re taking his cash but they’re not doing his bidding on the impeachment. Is he just wasting his money? We hope so.
The Washington Times reports:
Tom Steyer’s multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Trump falls flat
Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren’t keen to follow his lead.
Steyer, whose appeals you may have seen on TV, is spending $40 million on his “Need To Impeach” roadshow, with advertising and town halls around the country. But Democratic leaders in Congress and many candidates hoping to wrest House control from the Republicans shun the prospect of showy impeachment proceedings. Instead, they’re counting on pocketbook issues and a growing voter interest in checks on the GOP government in Washington.
The tightrope balance for Democrats underscores their dilemma. The question is how to maximize liberal anger against the president, who is under the cloud of a special counsel’s investigation, while not alienating Trump Country independents and moderate Republicans who are unhappy with him but often detest his critics even more.
Steyer’s largely freelancing effort is just one strain of a midterm cacophony where even tens of millions of dollars in outside spending can get lost in the noise. Trump already commands most of the attention. Republicans are eager to counterpunch. And as much as Democrats steer clear of impeachment talk, it does offer a release valve for liberal voter angst.
What is Steyer going to do if Democrats don’t win the midterms? And what happens if Trump wins reelection in 2020? Steyer is going to have to find a new hobby.