Steyer Spends $10 Million More on Impeachment Ads

By on November 10, 2017
Tom Steyer

Major Democratic donor Tom Steyer is putting down even more money to produce ads targeting President Trump by suggesting he should be impeached.

According to Politico, Steyer will pump $10 million dollars into two new advertising campaigns on cable television that call for the president to be removed from office. This is his second go-round with impeachment ads, with one having already made the rounds for the past several weeks. That ad was yanked from FOX News after four days because the network said it garnered a “strong negative reaction” from viewers.

Steyer has spent more than $160 million over the past three years supporting Democrats in various races across the country, including Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

While Democratic leaders aren’t outright condemning the ads, it’s clear that they aren’t thrilled with them either. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CNN that the impeachment realm is “not someplace that I think we should go.”

Pelosi does have a point. The Mueller probe still likely has a long way to go in terms of connecting all the dots of any potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. While it may turn out that Trump is indeed guilty of impeachable offenses, banging that drum now only distracts from the important work that needs to be done and gives Republicans a gift-horse rallying point around which they can mount a defense of their wildly unpopular legislative agenda.

Steyer’s money would probably be better spent helping Democratic challengers mount a unified offensive against vulnerable GOP members of the House and Senate ahead of next year midterm elections. Because let’s face it; unless Democrats control the House of Representatives, the chance of impeachment hearings actually being held is essentially zero. There’s no way the House Judiciary is going to undertake that cause under Republican leadership.