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 SteyerAnalysis: 2020 digital spending vastly outpaces TV ads The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's new controversy Sanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues MORE's campaign to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' 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 MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation 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 SwalwellMarkey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Swalwell to DNI: 'You do not have to be a part of a lawless administration' MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out.