Steyer airing impeachment ad on 'Fox & Friends'

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerBiden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina Buttigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE will air a new commercial on “Fox & Friends” Friday and Monday advocating for impeachment. 

Politico reports that Steyer’s group Need to Impeach is putting $700,000 behind the ad and timed the commercial’s airing with the hope that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE, a frequent viewer of the Fox News show, will see it. 

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“Right now, Donald Trump is committing crimes in the open,” Steyer says in the ad, citing Trump’s vow to fight congressional subpoenas and declaration that he would listen to opposition research supplied by a foreign power in 2020. “The Mueller report identified multiple instances of obstruction of justice.”

“Congress, and that means both parties, must put their own political interests aside and focus on what’s right for our country,” Steyer says. “America will move forward as soon as leaders stop acting on their own interest, start leveling with voters and do what's right.”

Steyer has long been advocating for impeachment proceedings to begin against Trump, though the push may have renewed weight as more than 60 House Democrats are now backing the move, according to a tally kept by The Hill.

Despite growing support within her caucus, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public Schiff huddles in Capitol with impeachment managers Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Calif.) has dismissed calls for Trump’s impeachment, saying it is unpopular among voters and fearing it could help consolidate the president’s base of support ahead of the 2020 race.