Tom Steyer has a fever and the only cure is impeachment. His only plan for impeaching Trump is wasting a whole lot of money on stupid things.
This may be even dumber than his impeachment road show.
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.
Chunks of the Dem base are pretty crazy and are convinced that a House vote will somehow remove Trump. So this doesn’t seem that useless.
Until you realize whom Steyer is targeting.
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
Those are African-American elected officials in heavily African-American districts. Hakeem might be vulnerable, but nothing is touching Clyburn or Cummings in their own districts. If nothing else, a white guy putting a bunch of billboards could only backfire.