Axelrod: Steyer’s ‘Unhelpful’ Campaign to Impeach Trump Feels Like ‘Vanity Project’

By David Rutz

Former Barack Obama White House adviser David Axelrod criticized Tom Steyer’s ad campaign to impeach President Donald Trump on Saturday as a “vanity project” and “unhelpful,” drawing a rebuke from the left-wing megadonor.

Steyer has already spent $10 million on his television campaign, where he addresses the camera directly and calls Trump mentally unstable and a threat to the U.S. Constitution. Steyer said last week he would spend an additional $10 million on his efforts to get Trump impeached.

However, the campaign does not have the support of top establishment Democrats, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez and now Axelrod among those openly expressing criticism.

“Steyer impeachment ads seem to me more of a vanity project than a call to action. It is—at least this point—an unhelpful message. If impeachment becomes a political tool, it will be as damaging to our democracy as the degradations @realDonaldTrump has inflicted on it,” Axelrod wrote.

Steyer impeachment ads seem to me more of a vanity project than a call to action. It is-at least this point-an unhelpful message. If impeachment becomes a political tool, it will be as damaging to our democracy …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon