Tom Steyer, the California billionaire who has crusaded for President Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that he would not join the pack of Democrats running for president in 2020 and would instead redouble his efforts to topple Mr. Trump before the election.
Mr. Steyer’s decision came as a surprise even to some of his political confidants. He had made deliberate preparations in recent months to seek the White House, running television ads in the early primary states, recruiting potential staff members and even designating a campaign manager for a possible run.
But Mr. Steyer began informing aides early this week that he would not be a candidate after all, after concluding that he could have a greater political impact through his impeachment activism, several advisers to Mr. Steyer said. Mr. Steyer intends to spend at least million on impeachment efforts in the coming year — money that might otherwise have been directed toward a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“Most people come to Iowa around this time to announce a campaign for president,” Mr. Steyer said in prepared remarks, which were obtained by The New York Times. “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.”
Alluding to Mr. Trump’s Oval Office address on Tuesday night, in which he demanded the construction of a border wall, Mr. Steyer said the president had “once again lied to the American people, repeatedly, for his own political skin.” He described Mr. Trump as having already committed numerous offenses warranting his removal from office, and warned Democrats that shying away from an impeachment battle would serve to “enable” the president.
Mr. Steyer, 61, left himself some wiggle room to change his mind on 2020, saying in prepared remarks that he had decided against running “at this time.” But his announcement ended — at least for now — the latest of several flirtations with seeking high office, which have also included abortive candidacies for the United States Senate and for governor of California. He considered running for president in 2016 before ultimately endorsing Hillary Clinton.
In some respects, the Democratic primary landscape appeared inviting for a candidate like Mr. Steyer, with his sterling credentials as a Trump antagonist and a virtually bottomless well of money to spend on advertising. He has been one of the Democratic Party’s most prolific donors over the last few elections, eclipsed in 2018 only by Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who is considering a presidential campaign of his own.
Anticipating a likely race, Mr. Steyer had settled on a close adviser, Heather Hargreaves, to serve as his eventual campaign manager. He had conducted research into his own political vulnerabilities, in anticipation of attacks from other Democrats in a rowdy primary, and had mapped out how to reorganize his advocacy groups to comply with the fund-raising regulations that apply to presidential candidates.
Mr. Steyer also recently retained a new senior adviser, Doug Rubin, who previously advised former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts on a possible 2020 run. Mr. Patrick announced last month that he had closed the door on a presidential candidacy.
Mr. Steyer and his advisers had conducted polling to test a campaign message focused on attacking corporate greed, confronting climate change — and, of course, denouncing Mr. Trump.
Underwritten by Mr. Steyer’s personal wealth, the impeachment campaign has bombarded television and computer screens around the country with ads demanding Mr. Trump’s ouster, and staged pro-impeachment events around the country.
Mr. Steyer indicated on Wednesday that his pressure campaign would continue. One of his political committees, Need to Impeach, said it would aim a pressure campaign at House Democrats who lead committees relevant to impeachment, including Representatives Adam Schiff of California, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, and Jerrold Nadler of New York, who leads the House Judiciary Committee.
And Mr. Steyer, a longtime donor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, called on her by name to “select a bipartisan group of lawmakers to start immediately” with a process to remove Mr. Trump from office.
“The longer they wait, the more they normalize Mr. Trump’s unacceptable acts,” Mr. Steyer said in his prepared speech. “And the more they enable him.”
Democratic leaders remain wary of Mr. Steyer’s impeachment message, and the institutional obstacles to removing Mr. Trump from office still appear insurmountable. Ejecting a president requires a two-thirds majority in the Senate, and Republicans hold 53 seats in the chamber.
Yet the idea of impeachment has moved steadily into the foreground of the Democratic imagination, despite the obvious practical impediments. When a high-profile freshman lawmaker, Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, vowed last week in coarse language to impeach Mr. Trump, she drew little censure from party leaders and numerous influential voices on the left leapt to her defense.B:
大家大家发高手论坛网络【在】【对】【的】【时】【间】，【遇】【见】【对】【的】【人】，【是】【一】【种】【幸】【福】；【在】【对】【的】【时】【间】，【遇】【见】【错】【的】【人】，【是】【一】【种】【悲】【伤】；【在】【错】【的】【时】【间】，【遇】【见】【对】【的】【人】，【是】【一】【种】【叹】【息】；【在】【错】【的】【时】【间】，【遇】【见】【错】【的】【人】，【是】【一】【种】【无】【奈】。 kill，【或】【者】【成】【贤】【或】【者】【嘟】【珉】，【若】【是】【我】【们】【可】【以】【早】【些】【相】【遇】，【比】【杜】【安】【澜】【早】【一】【些】，【比】【其】【他】【人】【早】【一】【些】。【是】【不】【是】【我】【们】【所】【有】【人】【的】【结】【局】，【便】【会】【不】【再】【一】【样】。 【只】
What？ “【我】【们】【落】【后】【三】【分】？【不】【应】【该】【是】71-71？” 【回】【到】【更】【衣】【室】，【林】【峰】【以】【为】【自】【己】【看】【错】【了】，【电】【子】【记】【分】【牌】【上】【赫】【然】【写】【着】71-68，【他】【们】【仍】【然】【落】【后】【三】【分】。 【芬】【森】【一】【脸】【惊】【讶】，“【你】【在】【说】【什】【么】【伙】【计】？【如】【果】【你】【最】【后】【的】【三】【分】【球】【投】【进】【的】【话】，【我】【们】【的】【确】【会】【追】【平】【比】【分】。” 【林】【峰】【愣】【了】，【自】【己】【的】【最】【后】【的】【三】【分】【球】【没】【进】？ 【他】【没】【有】【看】
【安】【然】【嘴】【角】【抽】【抽】，【刚】【想】【说】【些】【什】【么】，【就】【被】【徐】【婉】【连】【衣】【服】【带】【人】【推】【进】【了】【试】【衣】【间】。 “【好】【了】，【好】【了】，【虽】【然】【你】【出】【现】【了】【幻】【听】，【不】【过】【我】【原】【谅】【你】【了】，【快】【换】【衣】【服】【吧】，【换】【好】【了】【出】【来】【给】【我】【看】【看】！” 【隔】【着】【木】【门】，【安】【然】【听】【着】【徐】【婉】【的】【话】，【一】【脸】【无】【语】。 【门】【还】【没】【锁】【上】【呢】，【安】【然】【透】【过】【门】【缝】【看】【到】【门】【口】【的】【徐】【婉】，【然】【后】【突】【然】【眨】【了】【一】【下】【眼】【睛】。 【悄】【悄】**【的】【就】【开】
【周】【海】【燕】，【女】，【二】【十】【四】【岁】，【二】【十】【一】【岁】【参】【军】，【三】【年】【军】【龄】，【上】【士】。 【周】【海】【燕】【躲】【在】【掩】【体】【后】【面】，【伸】【手】【握】【住】【一】【颗】【有】【些】【滚】【烫】【的】【球】【体】，【斗】【气】【从】【她】【的】【体】【内】【燃】【起】，【然】【后】【引】【燃】【这】【颗】【圆】【球】【随】【后】【用】【力】【掷】【出】。 【在】【前】【方】，【有】【超】【过】【五】【条】【恶】【犬】【被】【炸】【的】【翻】【飞】【起】【来】，【但】【是】【周】【海】【燕】【并】【没】【有】【太】【多】【的】【喜】【悦】，【她】【持】【枪】，【瞄】【准】，【开】【火】，【枪】【口】【中】【射】【出】【一】【团】【冰】【冻】【的】【寒】【气】，【同】【样】
“【你】【也】【是】【大】【学】【生】，”【席】【晨】【感】【慨】：“【能】【上】【大】【学】【都】【好】【厉】【害】。” “【你】【退】【役】【了】【不】【想】【去】【念】【大】【学】【吗】？”【青】【青】【问】。 “【我】【考】【不】【上】，”【席】【晨】【小】【声】【说】：“【我】【小】【学】【都】【没】【念】【完】，【哪】【有】【本】【事】【去】【大】【学】。” 【青】【青】【听】【着】【这】【句】【话】，【忽】【然】【停】【住】【脚】【步】。 【席】【晨】【回】【头】【看】【她】：“【怎】【么】【了】？” 【青】【青】【踟】【蹰】【着】，【犹】【豫】【半】【天】，【低】【声】【说】：“【等】【你】【打】【完】【比】【赛】，【拿】【了】大家大家发高手论坛网络【宋】【芯】【想】【的】【美】【美】【的】，【那】【个】【老】【乞】【丐】【平】【日】【里】【走】【路】【都】【带】【喘】【的】，【今】【日】【想】【着】【屋】【里】【有】【个】【漂】【亮】【的】【女】【人】【浑】【身】【都】【是】【劲】。 【他】【把】【金】【钗】【卖】【了】，【买】【了】【很】【多】【好】【吃】【的】，【自】【己】【也】【是】【很】【久】【没】【有】【打】【牙】【祭】，【吃】【饱】【了】【才】【好】【干】【活】。 【然】【后】【他】【有】【找】【了】【一】【个】【破】【水】【桶】，【在】【门】【口】【打】【了】【很】【多】【的】【水】，【让】【宋】【芯】【好】【好】【的】【洗】【洗】。 【宋】【芯】【只】【当】【老】【乞】【丐】【心】【好】，【让】【自】【己】【洗】【的】【干】【干】【净】【净】【的】，【还】【换】
“【不】【是】【对】**【盗】【劫】【匪】【吗】？【既】【然】【那】【里】【有】【了】【统】【领】【兵】【马】，【还】【让】【我】【们】【去】【干】【什】【么】？”【听】【到】【这】【话】，**【超】【忍】【不】【住】【开】【口】【问】【道】。 “【怕】【你】【们】【实】【力】【不】【够】，【才】【会】【让】【他】【们】【协】【助】！” 【南】【山】【陵】【嘴】【角】【撇】【出】【不】【屑】，【说】【完】【后】，【不】【再】【理】【会】【众】【人】【而】【直】【接】【转】【身】【离】【开】！ 【看】【热】【闹】【的】【族】【人】【们】【有】【说】【有】【笑】【的】【离】【开】，【对】【于】【他】【们】【来】【说】，【部】【落】【之】【间】【就】【算】【有】【残】【酷】【的】【纷】【争】，【但】【也】