Steyer plans impeachment push targeting Democrats over recess

Steyer plans impeachment push targeting Democrats over recess
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Billionaire liberal activist Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerSteyer airing impeachment ad on 'Fox & Friends' Democratic super PACS set to target Trump amid 2020 primary race: report Steyer group targeting 12 congressional Democrats over impeachment MORE's Need to Impeach campaign is planning to storm House Democrats' districts over next week's congressional recess to keep up the pressure amid growing calls for impeachment.

Need to Impeach organizers and volunteers are planning to hold events in both the districts of Democratic lawmakers who endorsed proceeding with impeachment and of those who have yet to announce their support.

“We’ve reached an inflection point where Congress can no longer ignore their constituents’ calls to hold Donald Trump accountable for his lawbreaking, corruption, and contempt for the rule of law,” Steyer said in a statement to The Hill.


Democrats are growing restless after former White House counsel Don McGahn declined to show up for a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee this week. That also came after Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash splits with Republicans, votes to authorize subpoena for Kellyanne Conway The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate House panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act testimony MORE (R-Mich.) became the first Republican over the weekend to express support for impeaching Trump over the allegations laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's report.

“Momentum is now on the side of impeachment, and representatives need to stand up and be counted," Steyer added. "The American people need to know: are you going to allow Donald Trump to carry out his assault on democracy, or are you going to step up and take a stand by initiating impeachment proceedings?”

Steyer's group, which boasts on its website that it has support from more than 8 million people, is hoping to build on that momentum as lawmakers head back to their districts on Thursday for the week-long Memorial Day holiday recess.

The group is also launching a website on Thursday to keep tabs on where every lawmaker stands on impeachment. It will include a score of whether an individual lawmaker has voted in favor of articles of impeachment offered by Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenPavlich: Nadler's intimidation tactics backfire Himes becomes latest Democrat to back impeachment inquiry against Trump Harris picks up endorsement of Texas Congressman Al Green MORE (D-Texas) on the House floor in 2017 and 2018, as well as if they have cosponsored a resolution from Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressive group endorses three House freshmen Lawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt MORE (D-Mich.) calling on the Judiciary Committee to inquire whether the House should impeach President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE or any other impeachment resolution in the past.

The number of House Democrats coming out in favor of launching an impeachment inquiry has roughly doubled in the last few days, according to The Hill's whip list.

Top Democratic leaders who have held the line against moving forward with impeachment are likely to see Need to Impeach events in their districts, including House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDemocrats already jockeying for House leadership posts House Democratic leaders work to secure votes for border bill Hoyer: House won't move forward on congressional pay bump MORE (Md.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealOn The Money: Powell asserts Fed's independence amid new Trump attacks | House approves 3 billion spending package | CBO projects 'unprecedented' debt levels by 2049 | Democrats struggle with Trump tax law provision Democrats struggle with repeal of key Trump tax provision Trump's tax returns — DOJ trying to put off the inevitable? MORE (Mass.) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Democratic lawmaker: Mueller testimony 'doesn't have to go beyond' report to be 'really damning' for Trump 'Fox & Friends' co-host: 'I don't think' Mueller knows the details of Mueller report MORE (Calif.).