Steyer airing impeachment ad on 'Fox & Friends'

Billionaire Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape 2020 Democrats release joint statement ahead of Trump's New Hampshire rally The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lauds tariffs on China while backtracking from more 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 watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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 PelosiAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence 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.