Billionaire anti-Trump businessman Tom Steyer is hosting a town hall in Baltimore and launching a campaign to push Rep. Elijah Cummings on impeaching President Trump. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)
California billionaire Tom Steyer came to Baltimore Monday to push Rep. Elijah Cummings to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Steyer, who is spending $40 million of his fortune made in finance on efforts to impeach the president, traveled to Baltimore for a town hall event on impeachment at the Assembly Room on Guilford Avenue.
“We chose this district because Congressman Cummings is the head of the oversight committee,” Steyer said in an interview.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Last month, the president addressed the issue of impeachment on Twitter, writing: “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?”
Steyer said he’s also in Baltimore to say “thank you” to Cummings for his investigations so far.
Cummings’ committee has begun sending letters to the White House, U.S. Treasury Department and the Trump Organization to investigate matters such as the use of government aircraft for private business.
“He’s going to have [former Trump associate] Michael Cohen in front of his committee on Wednesday,” Steyer said of Cummings. “He’s going to turn out to be an enduring American hero as a result of his leadership.”
Steyer said there’s no need to wait for federal investigations, including a probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, into the Trump administration to conclude before moving to impeach. More than 7 million people have signed up online for Steyer’s “Need to Impeach” campaign — endorsing a petition for Trump’s removal, he said.
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