Tom Steyer Releases New Ad Focusing on Pardons and Cohen’s Accusations Against Trump
(SAN FRANCISCO, August 28, 2018)—Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer will begin airing a new national television ad today highlighting Michael Cohen’s campaign fraud plea bargain, his implications that Donald Trump was involved in the federal crimes, and the threat that a potential pardon poses to our country. The ad can be seen here.
Amid footage and news coverage of Cohen’s guilty plea deal, the 30-second spot starts with Steyer asking Congress: “How much more does Congress need to see? Donald Trump has now been implicated in two felony crimes. And he all but confessed to them on Fox News.”
Steyer continues: “No one is above the law. So we have to make sure this president doesn’t use pardons to cover up crimes. If you agree that a president should not be allowed to pardon himself or his associates, join us at NeedtoImpeach.com. The Washington establishment doesn’t have the courage to act, but the American people can.”
The ad was shot hours after Cohen’s plea deal and Paul Manafort’s conviction of eight felonies. In response to the threats of possible pardons from Trump, Need to Impeach Lead Strategist Kevin Mack said: “Trump has been pushed into a corner and he’s deteriorating. He has never been held accountable for his actions and, as the walls continue to close in on him, he will do everything he can, including abusing his pardon power, to hide the truth. One pardon sends a signal to all of his accomplices. This would create a constitutional crisis, and we wanted to draw another red line.”
Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017, through national television and social media ads. More than 5.6 million people have since signed on to support the campaign, creating a digital army that several political strategists call one of the most powerful political tools in the Democratic party. In addition to the new ad, 13 other national commercials—including two in Spanish—have aired, reaching more than two billion television viewers and more than 454 million people through social media.
Learn more at www.NeedtoImpeach.com.