Steyer reacts to suspicious package by renewing call for Trump impeachment
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Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer on Friday renewed his call to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE after law enforcement authorities intercepted packages addressed to him and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-Calif.).

"We're thankful that everyone we work with is safe. We are seeing a systematic attack on our democracy that extends much further than just one isolated terrorist in Florida," Steyer tweeted, referencing the suspect who was arrested in connection with the series of explosive devices and suspicious packages sent to several prominent Democratic figures. 

"That's why we are running an impeachment petition to end the culture of lawlessness in our country," he added.


A package that was sent to Steyer, who has launched a group aimed at impeaching Trump, was intercepted in Burlingame, Calif., earlier on Friday.

Steyer was one of many prominent Democratic figures, such as former President Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSupreme Court agrees to hear 'faithless elector' cases Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires MORE, who were the intended recipients of suspicious packages this week. 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Friday that Cesar Sayoc Jr., a 56-year-old resident of Aventura, Fla., was arrested and charged with five federal crimes related to sending explosive devices to more than a dozen Democratic figures, celebrities and news organizations this week.

Sayoc faces up to 48 years in prison.
Lawmakers from both parties this week have called for a cooling of the increasingly hostile political climate.
Trump issued a call for national unity on Wednesday. On Thursday, he tweeted that "purposely false and inaccurate reporting" was a "very big part" of the divisiveness in politics. 
Others have placed blame on Trump for the current political environment. 
"Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement earlier this week.