Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer is finally saying what most concerned Americans are thinking in regard to holding President Donald Trump accountable for his actions: "How bad does it have to get before Congress does something?"
Steyer makes the statement in a new advertisement scheduled to air during Trump's first State of the Union address. In addition to the national ads, the hedge fund manager has funneled $40 million into a campaign against Trump, which includes a petition and billboards in Times Square, according to The Independent.
The president is slated to discuss his so-called accomplishments on immigration, national security, and jobs in his speech, but the facts just don't match up.
The truth is, "He can order the deportation of a million immigrant children," according to the advertisement, and end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Democratic donor also points out that "He can fire an FBI director who won't pledge his loyalty." Trump fired James Comey and recently came under fire for attempting to sack his replacement, special counsel Robert Mueller, who's currently investigating the Trump administration's ties to Russia.
Trump often dances with fire by threatening "an unstable dictator armed with nuclear weapons," the ad continues, referring to the president's Twitter spars with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un.
"He can go into a rage and enter the nuclear launch codes," the ad states. "How bad does it have to get before Congress does something?"
Steyer pleads with Congress to stop being complicit before the worst happens. Since Trump took office in 2016, Steyer says he has observed eight impeachable offenses committed by Trump, and he wants him out of office now, not later.
"The debate is no longer whether he has met the standard for impeachment, but whether members of Congress will allow him to get away with it," Steyer says in a statement.
The State of the Union address will reveal Trump's contradictions and whether Congress cares about the current state and future of the nation.
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