One million people just sent a powerful message to Donald Trump!
1 Million Proud Americans just sent a brilliant message to Donald Trump! Yes, Tom Steyer’s petition to impeach President Trump has reportedly gathered more than 1 million signatures in the 10 days since the Democratic mega-donor started his campaign.
Axios reported that the petition, which the billionaire has been promoting through advertisements and letters to lawmakers, has been signed 1,119,720 times.
Steyer began calling for impeachment earlier this month, writing letters to Democrats on Capitol Hill and to mayors and governors nationwide. In those letters, he calls on officials to publicize their stances on impeaching Trump, saying they “have a duty to speak out.”
Steyer launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign slamming Trump’s actions on health care, immigration and the environment. The campaign included a television ad that ran during “Fox and Friends,” a show the president is known to watch often.
Trump responded to Steyer’s calls for impeachment on Twitter, calling him “wacky” and “unhinged.”
Steyer has donated millions to Democrats and get-out-the-vote efforts in recent years. He’s weighing a primary challenge to California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Petitions are a common way to try to change politicians’ minds, though they work to differing degrees. Still, the rate of people signing on to Steyer’s effort is quick. For example, one of the most popular petitions on Change.org deals with removing health insurance for members of Congressif they get rid of the Affordable Care Act. It took four months for it to top 1 million signatures.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Porter Ranch) drafted and circulated articles of impeachment against Trump this summer, but most members of Congress — even Democratic leaders — have been reluctant to press for impeachment and Sherman’s efforts haven’t gained traction.