Tom Steyer, described by CNN as a "billionaire Democratic mega-donor," claims that he is not running for office in 2018, but he is doing something else to impact the result of the election: he will be spending $30 million in order to win control of the House.
Currently, Steyer is spending money on his NextGen America group's youth program, which is aimed at energizing millennial voters to vote for their ideal candidates. Soon, however, he will be spending vast amounts of money on candidates who will attempt to vote on a Trump impeachment.
His campaign, "Need to Impeach," has so far accumulated a massive email list. We can in the future expect this list, as well as the organization itself, to grow.
He announced the move on Monday at a news conference in Washington, which according to CNN was filled with political reporters who were expecting him to make an announcement on whether he would run for office in 2018, or perhaps even a run for the Senate or governor of California in 2020.
But he immediately put these rumors to rest, claiming that he is "not going to run for office in 2018. That's not where I can make the biggest influence."
Steyers has remarked that he will be focusing on swing states currently controlled by Republicans, and his primary targets will be Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wisconson, Darrell Issa of California, and Barbara Comstock of Virginia.
CNBC News writes that Tom Steyer has been "obsessed" with impeaching Trump since 2017.
Apparently, on top of pledging money, he has also been delivering copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury," which takes a highly-critical, anti-Trump, behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 presidential transition.
According to Forbes, Steyer is currently worth $1.6 billion. He has graduated from Yale with a bachelor's degree in 1979 and Stanford School of Business in 1983. He then launched the asset management firm, Farallon Capital Management, in 1986 and grew the company for the following 2.5 decades.
The Washington Post recently released a story suggesting that Democrats might possibly take up to 38 seats from Republicans. This will restore the Speaker's gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and provide, some predict, enough votes for the House to successfully carry through a partisan impeachment vote.
“I am willing to do whatever it takes to help save our country. I feel the most important task for me is organizing,” Steyer said, according to the New York Times. “A year ago, no one knew what a Donald Trump presidency would look like, or how he would behave. We now know that the Oval Office cannot reshape a man who does not believe in constitutional democracy.”
In recent news, Joe Biden just slammed President Trump after some controversial comments were made about DACA.