Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 12th, 2017
Hell has frozen over. Democrats turned down a bribe. Who would have ever thought a Democrat could turn down the demands of a mega-donor? Well it’s happened, believe it or not.
As it turns out, despite a Democratic mega-donor, Tom Steyer’s, multi-million dollar ad campaign calling for Trump’s impeachment, DNC Chairman Tom Perez will have no talk of Trump’s impeachment.
“I am not talking about impeachment,” Perez said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Martha Raddatz asked Perez about the multimillion-dollar ad campaign calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Perez said Steyer can do “whatever he feels he needs to do.”
In an attempt to not awaken Trump’s base, Democratic leaders have been cautious in discussing the possible impeachment of Trump if they gain control of the House.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week that impeachment “is not someplace I think we should go,” saying the focus instead should be on stopping a Republican tax bill, despite the obvious benefits to the nation it would bring.
Despite pressure from parts of the Democratic base to be aggressive on impeachment, leadership is worried that talking too much about the topic could turn voters against the party.
Perez instead on Sunday focused on last week’s sweeping Democratic victories in state elections nationwide. Democratic candidates won the governor races in New Jersey and Virginia, and cut into Republican majorities in state legislatures.
“I think what we learned last Tuesday, and what we learned in the months before last Tuesday is Democrats can compete and win everywhere. That’s what we showed last week not just in New Jersey and Virginia but in mayor’s races and state senate races,” Perez said.
David Axelrod, who served as a top adviser to former President Obama, on Saturday criticized the push led by Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer to impeach President Trump, calling the effort “a vanity project reports “The Hill.
“Steyer impeachment ads seem to me more of a vanity project than a call to action. It is-at least this point-an unhelpful message,” Axelrod wrote on Twitter.
“If impeachment becomes a political tool, it will be as damaging to our democracy as the degradations @realDonaldTrump has inflicted on it.”
— overpasses4America (@o4america) November 12, 2017
Axelrod’s dismissal of the campaign, titled “Need to Impeach,” comes after Steyer announced on Thursday that he is pouring an additional $10 million into the effort, bringing the total amount he has spent on the push to $20 million.
“Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the American people, and the almost 2 million Americans who have signed our petition agree,” Steyer said in a statement.
“We’re going to fight even harder to make sure each and every American can make their voice heard, and give them a direct platform to demand action.”
Steyer said Thursday that he is adding two television ads to the campaign, which is already airing one advertisement.
Trump has called Steyer “wacky & totally unhinged” over the campaign.
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