SACRAMENTO — California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Trump's impeachment.
In the ad, Steyer argues Trump should be ousted from office because he has edged the country toward nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI and threatened to shut down news organizations he does not like. Steyer urges viewers to call their members of Congress and tell them to bring articles of impeachment.
"People in Congress and his own administration know this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons," Steyer says in the ad. "And they do nothing."
Steyer plans to spend eight figures to air the television ads nationally, but he would not give an exact amount.
His investment comes as he considers running against U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat, and as Democrats in Washington argue over whether efforts to impeach Trump are smart or worthwhile.