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Billionaire Tom Steyer bringing push to impeach Trump to Denver

Author: Erin Prater - May 9, 2018 - Updated: May 10, 2018

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Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference in Washington on Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Billionaire Tom Steyer wants to impeach President Donald Trump — and he’s bringing his case to Denver.

Steyer, a Californian who spent millions backing select Democrats in the 2016 elections, will host a town hall at Mile High Station May 16 — part of a series of similar events that his campaign, Need to Impeach, has hosted nationwide since March.

The town halls attempt to “make the patriotic case to Democrats, Independents and Republicans about the need for impeaching Trump,” according to a Wednesday press release from the campaign.

“According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, 70 percent of Democrats support impeaching Trump, yet two of the three Democratic members of Congress representing Colorado — Diana DeGette (Denver) and Ed Perlmutter (Lakewood)— voted against Representative Al Green’s impeachment resolution earlier this year,” the release states, adding that Polis voted in favor of the resolution.

“With every day that goes by, Donald Trump erodes our democracy,” Steyer said in the release. “We need strong leaders in Congress who are not afraid to stand up to him and represent the will of the people who put them in office. Those who condemn Trump but do not back their words with action are enabling the damage he is inflicting on our country.

“Colorado representatives who voted against Rep. Green’s resolution should explain why they are acting against their constituents’ wishes by voting no on impeachment. The people of Colorado deserve elected leaders who refuse to back down on our shared principles.”

More information on the campaign can be found here.

Registration for the 7 p.m. event can be found here.

Erin Prater

Erin Prater

Erin Prater is Colorado Politics' digital editor. She is a multimedia journalist with 15 years of experience writing, editing and designing for newspapers, magazines, websites and publishing houses. Her previous positions include military reporter at The Gazette, general assignment reporter at The Huerfano County (Colo.) World, copy editor at David C. Cook publishing house and adjunct mass communication instructor at Pueblo Community College. Her bylines include The New York Times Upfront, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Military Spouse magazine and Omaha Magazine (Omaha, Neb.). Her syndicated bylines include The Denver Post, MSNBC.com, Military.com and wire services.