Steyer airing impeachment ad on 'Fox & Friends'

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout 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 says inviting Russia to G7 'a question of common sense' Pentagon chief does not support invoking Insurrection Act Dershowitz: Does President Trump have power to declare martial law? 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 PelosiTrump congratulates Steve King challenger on GOP primary win The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress 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.