Tom Steyer, the billionaire from California pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment, drew a crowd to Iowa to make an announcement about his political future on Wednesday: he will not run for president in 2020.
“I am not running for president at this time,” Steyer said in Des Moines. “Instead, I am strengthening my commitment to Need to Impeach in 2019, until the House starts impeachment proceedings or Mr. Trump resigns. That is how we will define success.”
“Most people come to Iowa around this time to announce a campaign for president,” Steyer said in his speech. “But I am proud to be here to announce that I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to remove a president. Not because I disagree with his policies. Not because we hold different ideologies. But because the people must do what our elected officials have been unable or unwilling to do: hold President Trump accountable.”
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