Pro-Abortion Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer Announces Presidential Campaign

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 9, 2019   |   10:52AM   |   Washington, DC

One of the Democratic Party’s top donors, pro-abortion billionaire Tom Steyer, has announced he is challenging Donald Trump for president.

“It’s true. I’m running for president,” Steyer wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. Steyer’s announcement comes a day after California Rep. Eric Swalwell announced he is dropping out Monday.

There is no doubt that Steyer, the single largest donor to the Democratic Party in recent years, would support abortion on demand if elected. Last summer, as the party debated welcoming pro-life Democrats, he announced that he would donate money only to pro-abortion candidates.

“We do not work for a single candidate who is not pro-choice,” Steyer said at the time. “I think people like to have litmus tests. We are explicitly pro-choice. We work a lot with Planned Parenthood, we work a lot with NARAL. We are absolutely committed to it.”

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Steyer is worth about $1.61 billion, according to Forbes. He runs the NextGen America PAC, which supports liberal, pro-abortion candidates. He spent $90 million to back pro-abortion candidates in the 2016 election and about $75 million in the 2014 election, Politico reports.

Some of the biggest abortion supporters are rich, privileged old white men like Steyer. George Soros has donated $247 million to liberal and pro-abortion groups in the past few years, and Warren Buffett has given nearly $2 billion to pro-abortion groups in less than two decades.