On the importance of impeaching Trump. Again.

Yesterday, Donald Trump was impeached for the second time by the House of Representatives. Impeachment and removal are how we hold Trump accountable for his clearly seditious actions. It draws that ever-important line in the sand. It echoes the point that dangerous, illegal, hate-filled actions demand a response.

January 13, 2021, the House votes to impeach Trump for the second time. Credit: CSPAN

I remember my father serving as a lawyer during the Nuremberg trials. The Holocaust was over, and the Nazis had lost. Some wanted to move on to rebuilding. But there needed to be accountability. The Nuremberg trials weren’t about humiliation, grudge-settling, or vengeance. …


#WeAreStillIn

As we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Accords, I’ve been reflecting on the United Nations Climate Change Conferences I’ve attended since COP21 in 2015. These have been pivotal moments in the climate movement. And as we prepare to step into a new era of American climate action, it’s good to look back on how we got here.

From COP23 in Bonn, Germany

The first thing I remember when I got to Paris was just how many people were there. I was leading a delegation of California business leaders with Gov. Jerry Brown, and we joined an entire global community of environmental, political…


I’m endorsing these propositions on the California ballot this year.

In the years I’ve spent grassroots organizing for justice, I’ve seen that we can make real change happen right here at home when we raise our voice, mobilize, and vote.

Vote Yes on Prop 15

The California ballots have dropped — it’s time to make a plan on how to vote and return our ballots as soon as possible.

I am joining community-based organizations across the state to highlight these seven ballot measures that can help bring about critical justice improvements in our state this election.

Here’s what you should vote YES on:

Proposition 15: Increases Investments in Education and Local Government — It would…


By Tom Steyer and IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson

Imagine a new economy, expanded by millions of jobs. Jobs that pay a living wage. Jobs that are accessible to all Americans. Jobs that are just and protect the rights of the person who holds them. Imagine new infrastructure for our country built for the future, not the past; a future that is resilient and adaptable to the rapid changes of a changing planet. Imagine that we can build a green economy that benefits every American, that creates opportunity and equity, and fights the climate crisis. …


Leader Nancy Pelosi sat for a CNN Town Hall last night and once again stated her opposition to removing a dangerous president from power.

With all due respect to Leader Pelosi, she’s ignoring what people across America say they want. I’ve been listening to voters in cities across the country as part of our Need to Impeach 30-stop Tour since March. Donald Trump has made them deeply worried about the future of our democracy — not only what his anti-worker policy agenda means for their jobs, their pay, their pension, and their safety in the workplace, but what his instability…


Trump’s team has lost its grip on its already-shaky narrative. With the news cycle closing out this week, it’s clearer than ever that we can’t trust anything we hear from this administration. They’re like The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. We cannot let this type of smoke and mirrors become the new normal for our elected leaders.

Some people like to start new jobs with a boom. Rudy Giuliani prefers sparking a firestorm. As he did when he said Trump had, in fact, paid back Michael Cohen for the $130,000 hush money given to Stormy Daniels — a refutation of…


Former FBI Director James Comey believes Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president.” He’s right. He believes Americans should vote this fall. He’s right there, too.

But he also thinks impeachment would “short circuit” our democracy, and we couldn’t disagree with him more.

With a reckless and lawless president in power, the country cannot wait three more years. That’s why the impeachment process exists. Mr. Comey’s expertise as a law enforcement officer ends way before professional advice on electoral politics.

After all, he is most famous for helping push Trump to victory — intentionally or not — by announcing…


Let’s play a game. I’ll provide you with a few clues, and you’ll see if you can guess who I’m describing.

  1. He fell into massive debt after making poor decisions with the real estate business he inherited from his father.
  2. That led him to seek out shady business relationships that may have left him vulnerable to extortion.
  3. It’d be a problem even if he were just a private citizen. But now, despite no previous experience in the public sector, he’s in the White House.
  4. Since his first day there, he’s developed a track record of bypassing official channels, ignoring longstanding…

February 24 marked the 150 years since the House of Representatives acted to safeguard the balance of power in the federal government — voting for the first time to impeach the president of the United States.

There are striking parallels between Andrew Johnson and Donald Trump.

If only we could say that Andrew Johnson was the last president who required such a drastic step.

But here we are, once again in need of our representatives to hold the president accountable for his actions. On the anniversary of Johnson’s impeachment, it is a good time to take stock of where we are with Donald Trump.

There are striking parallels between the…


On Tuesday, Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address. As he speaks, most Americans will wonder: “Can we believe a word he’s saying?”

After a year with a president who blatantly ignores facts and makes up his own narrative, it’s time for all of us to acknowledge that the occupant of the Oval Office is a habitual and consistent liar. Trump’s comfort with lying, without regard for consequence or accountability, is only one of the many reasons that he cannot remain in office.

While past presidents have resorted to varying degrees of spin to defend their records…

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer is committed to fighting for environmental, economic, & racial justice. Learn more on what Tom is doing at https://medium.com/tom-steyer

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