Billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerOvernight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline Six things to watch as California heads for recall election 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 TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE, a frequent viewer of the Fox News show, will see it.
“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 PelosiOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan 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.