Billionaire Lib Announces 2020 Decision
Billionaire Tom Steyer, outspoken liberal megadonor and successful hedge fund manager who spearheaded the campaign to impeach President Trump will not run for president in 2020. (Fox News)
Instead, Steyer, who spoke at an event in Des Moines, Iowa, declared that he will undertake and oversee a laundry list of activities in 2019 aimed at removing Trump from office.
“Most people come to Iowa around this time to announce a campaign for president,” Steyer said in his prepared remarks. “But I am proud to be here to announce that I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to remove a president.”
Among Steyer's goals: a "multi-million dollar digital initiative aimed at informing the public and members of Congress about the 10 impeachable offenses that Trump has already committed," town halls across the country, and even an "impeachment summit in late January that will bring more than 250 supporters from across the country to D.C. together to learn about historical precedent for impeachment."
That summit, Steyer promised, would be followed by an "advocacy day that will include impeachment summit participants fanning out across Capitol Hill to hand deliver articles of impeachment drafted by legal scholars to members of Congress with the simple message: 'We did half the work, now it’s up to you to finish the job.'"
While prognosticators thought Steyer's fortune and nascent political career would alienate progressive activists, Steyer had an army of advisers and strategists at his disposal, eager to help him seize the moment.
While the billionaire won't be on the ballot anytime soon, he and his team reiterated their belief that Democrats have the momentum going into the next cycle.