Democratic billionaire donor Tom Steyer said House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — House pushes toward infrastructure vote US mayors, Black leaders push for passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill Lawmakers say innovation, trade rules key to small business gains MORE (D-Calif.) is wrong for saying his push to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE is helping Republicans.
Steyer pushed back against Pelosi’s claim during an interview with BuzzFeed News that aired Sunday night, calling Trump “reckless and dangerous and lawless.”
“This is a historic time,” Steyer said. “If you step back for one second and think about this president, the most corrupt president in American history, somebody who is breaking the law on a daily basis.”
Pelosi warned Democrats earlier this year against pursuing impeachment efforts against Trump, saying it could hurt the party’s chances in the midterm elections.
“On the political side I think it’s a gift to the Republicans,” she said of impeachment in April. “We want to talk about what they’re doing to undermine working families in our country and what we are doing to increase their payrolls and lower their costs.”
Steyer has been pouring millions of dollars into an effort to impeach Trump, and earlier this year held a series of town halls on the topic across the country, causing some to speculate whether he will run for president in 2020.
He told BuzzFeed News in the interview Sunday that he will decide on his future in politics after the midterm elections in November.
"I will definitely be working full time the day after this [midterm] election for social justice," Steyer said. "The question is: What can I do that will be the most impactful and positive?...I don't know what's going to happen on Election Day in the midterms, and it's going to change a lot."