Major Drive To Impeach President Trump Rapidly Gains Four Million Signatures, And Counting

Pieter Howes - Author

Dec. 27 2017, Updated 11:19 p.m. ET

There have been numerous petitions to press for a process to impeach President Donald Trump, but thus far none have been quite as well-organized and successful as that of billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer.

Started only two months ago, some members of the Democratic Party establishment brushed off Steyer’s campaign as an “unhelpful vanity project,” according to Politico. Steyer said in a recent C-SPAN interview that he didn’t expect the petition to gather more than one million signatures.

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As a result of the overwhelming growth of the petition’s support base, Steyer has increased the initial goal of one million signatures to five million.

There has been widespread speculation that Steyer might launch a bid for the top job in the White House during the 2020 presidential elections, as well as an attempt next year for California’s governorship, but the man himself has thus far chosen to downplay the rumors.

During the same C-SPAN interview, Steyer was asked about the possibility of an official entry into America’s political administrative and legislative branch. In response, he said: “I haven’t ruled it out, and I’m actually trying to determine what will have the most positive differential impact,” Steyer said. “I have to make this decision fairly soon,” he added.

For now, the billionaire philanthropist is primarily focused on the Trump impeachment campaign. Four million signatures are nothing to scoff at, especially considering that Steyer now has access to a vast – and growing – mailing list that could be used to support the Democratic Party in the 2018 midterm elections.

According to Politico, such a treasure trove of data would be the most significant and most valuable fundraising and mobilization tool for Democrats since the mailing list that was assembled by the Bernie Sanders campaign against Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential elections.

This development is significant in the face of Democratic resistance to the campaign, mainly from party heavyweights such as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.


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