Gotta love that!
Courtesy of Newsweek:
A campaign to impeach President Donald Trump marked its one-year anniversary on Saturday, celebrating reaching more people signed on to its online petition than the 146-year-old National Rifle Association has paying members.
“This online community is bigger than the NRA,” Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer announced at a town hall in Newark, New Jersey, on the campaign’s first birthday.
The crowd of more than 200 people cheered and applauded.
Need to Impeach last week reached six million signatures on its online petition calling on Congress to begin proceedings to remove Trump from office. The NRA’s dues-paying membership stands at about 5.5 million, Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the gun rights group, said in an email to Newsweek Friday.
This is not exactly a fair comparison, since Steyer is not asking petition signers to pay dues, and has no intention of lobbying Congress.
However, it is still worth noting, as is the fact that the numbers continue to grow and the issue is talked about on the campaign trail by such Democratic superstars as Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
I think there is a good chance that the issue will become much more relevant after the midterms.