Billionaire investor and Democratic backer Tom Steyer has stepped up his campaign to impeach Republican US President Donald Trump, and says he will inject $30 million into Democrats’ efforts to regain control of Congress.
Steyer started the “Need to Impeach” initiative in October last year with an advertisement calling on Americans to pressure their representatives in Congress to vote the president out of office. The campaign now has 4.1 million signatures.
Steyer, who has spent tens of millions of dollars on political campaigns and grassroots voter outreach since 2016, said he is trying to mobilize young voters and flip enough Republican seats to put the House of Representatives in Democratic hands.
The billionaire environmentalist who endorsed Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 race, has sent letters to congressmen and governors around the country urging them to take action against the “dangerous” president.