House Judiciary Dems Scoff at Steyer’s Threats to Impeach Trump or Get Primaried

‘Tom Steyer can run some ads, but it doesn’t compare to what people in the delis would say…’

Steyer to Dems: Impeach Trump, or Else!

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(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer is spending a fortune trying to impeach President Trump.

But even House Democrats are resisting.

Steyer has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in previous elections to advance Democratic candidates and causes—with a mostly failed record—and in particular his pet issue of climate change.

But he’s now spearheading a $40 million campaign to pressure Democrat chairs on key House investigative committees to begin holding impeachment hearings.

A Steyer-funded super-PAC called “Need to Impeach” held a town-hall meeting on the subject in House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s home district in Manhattan on Tuesday.

The PAC is also running a 30-second television ad, funded by a six-figure digital buy, encouraging Nadler’s constituents to pressure him into backing an immediate impeachment agenda, Politico reported.

Steyer has already signaled his willingness to fund primary challengers to attack Democrats from the far left if he doesn’t get the impeachment activity he wants.

Nadler hails from one of the most liberal districts in the country, and is beginning his 27th year in Congress.

But as evidenced by socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseating a 10-term establishment Democrat across the East River in Queens, N.Y., in 2018, even Nadler may be vulnerable to a left-wing primary challenge.

Other House Democrats aren’t so sure.

When asked, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Congressional Black Caucus member who serves on Nadler’s Judiciary Committee, said “Tom who?”

Other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are also rallying behind Nadler, and supporting his reluctance to bow down to a party mega-donor with an intense personal interest in deposing the president of the United States.

“His district, mostly the West Side of New York—there’s not hardly a more liberal place in New York,” said Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., a fellow committee member and outlandish Trump critic.

“Tom Steyer can run some ads, but it doesn’t compare to what people in the delis would say to Jerry in the West Side of New York,” Cohen said.