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 SteyerBloomberg not sure Trump is a billionaire: 'Never seen' his tax returns Yang qualifies for December Democratic debate Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE's campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech 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. 

“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 MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump 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 SwalwellLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Trump: Fox News 'panders' to Democrats by having on liberal guests Democrats could introduce articles of impeachment next week MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out.