Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer cited President Donald Trump’s skepticism on climate change as grounds for impeachment during his appearance on CNN this weekend.
In the clip, Steyer is asked by CNN host Fredricka Whitfield if the talk of impeachment “will frustrate the nation” when many voters just want policy solutions.
Steyer did not hesitate to ramble off a long list of items that Trump should be impeached for, including the president’s skepticism on Climate Change.
“We’ve gotta think that the number one job of the president of the United States is to protect the lives and safety of the American people. And here we have a president who in denying climate change is preventing this country from doing the very positive things that we can do that will make us healthier and richer, better employed with higher wages, and also deal with the ravages of increasing climate change,” the billionaire said.
And here we are in Northern California, with fires exploding around us, in Southern California, with fires bursting around, and we have a president who not only is making it possible for that to be worse, who refuses to protect the safety and lives of the American people, but then sends some snotty political tweet. This is exactly my point. He’s reckless, he’s lawless, he’s corrupt. He breaks the law every day. That’s why he can be impeached. But his refusal to protect the lives and safety of the American people is why he must be impeached.
Steyer was referencing the massive wildfires currently ripping through California.
Steyer funds a group calling for Trump’s impeachment and is rumored to be a 2020 contender for Democrats. (RELATED: Media Decries Trump’s Illegal Immigration Ad As ‘Racist’)