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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:00 AM

Billionaire Tom Steyer Jacks Up Pressure on House Dem Leaders to Back Impeachment

Among those targeted are two of the Democrats’ top leaders, committee chairs, and members of the key Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

Sam Brodey
Congressional Reporter
Published 06.10.19 5:23AM ET

Need to Impeach, the advocacy group backed by liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, is trying to increase the pressure on Democratic leadership to get behind impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump.

This week, The Daily Beast has learned, organizers at the group will kick off a new campaign to target 12 districts held by Democratic lawmakers who do not yet back impeachment. The group plans to spend $360,000 in the first few weeks of the effort, which will fund targeted digital ads, billboards, organizing activities, and events like so-called “Impeach-ins,” which are intended to make the case for impeachment.

The dozen Democrats whom Need to Impeach is targeting are either all prominent members of party leadership or hold positions on key House committees. They include Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the number three House Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Caucus Chairman.

Those three members represent heavily Democratic districts where impeachment pressure could build. Sources tell The Daily Beast that Jeffries is privately conflicted about impeachment, even as he echoes leadership’s line that it should not yet be pursued. Clyburn, meanwhile, spent the last week walking back a CNN appearance where he suggested impeachment proceedings were inevitable.


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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:58 PM

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