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 SteyerFive top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum 2020 Democrats call for Kavanaugh to be impeached CNN, NY Times to host next Democratic debate in October 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: 'Bolton never should have been hired' Romney: Bolton firing 'a huge loss' for nation Amash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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. GreenTen notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Methane emissions continue to drop Two coal miners demand McGrath stop using their images in McConnell attack ad 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 TlaibOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-Mich.) calling on the Judiciary Committee to inquire whether the House should impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat 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 HoyerThis week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Nadler: Impeachment inquiry a 'made-up term' but it's essentially 'what we are doing' MORE (Md.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTrump urges judge to deny New York's motion to dismiss state tax return lawsuit Ten notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Trump probes threaten to overshadow Democrats' agenda MORE (Mass.) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (Calif.).