Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach Trump will continue after Steyer enters 2020 race

Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach Trump will continue after Steyer enters 2020 race
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Billionaire Democratic donor Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerSteyer calls on Pelosi to cancel six-week 'vacation' for Congress Moulton campaign makes formal case to DNC to be added to debate stage Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE's campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE will continue under new leadership after Steyer's announcement that he is running for president.

Steyer, who founded the Need to Impeach campaign in October 2017, on Tuesday became the latest candidate to jump into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary race.

Need to Impeach will continue under the control of new executive director Nathaly Arriola. 

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“The momentum behind impeachment is stronger than ever and the American public continues to demand that Congress do its job and start an impeachment inquiry,” Arriola said in a statement. 

The move was expected, as Steyer pledged $50 million to Need to Impeach and NextGen America, a group aimed at mobilizing young voters, when he announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning. 

The impeachment campaign is gearing up its organizing efforts ahead of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE’s July 17 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. The group plans to hold "Impeach-In" events across the country throughout July. 

“Mueller’s testimony will give the entire country a chance to see this administration’s corruption and lawlessness on national TV. And as momentum builds, Need to Impeach will continue to organize across the country and the lead alongside the millions of Americans who are standing up for our democracy,” Arriola said. 

Steyer, a liberal activist and former hedge fund manager, is the latest Democrat to join the primary. His announcement comes one day after Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Moulton campaign makes formal case to DNC to be added to debate stage Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out.