December 6, 2018
Billionaire liberal activist and potential 2020 candidate Tom Steyer held a town hall on Tuesday where he compared voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections to firefighters responding to the 9/11 terror attacks.
Steyer, after discussing the actions of first responders on Sept. 11, 2001, said turnout in 2018 was like “tens of millions of Americans running to put out the fire.”
“I think what we should be confident in and hopeful about is Americans. Look, this society has a history of running towards the fire,” Steyer said to the Charleston, South Carolina crowd. “If you think about 9/11, there were people running to the fire. And was that a smart thing to do? No. But was that the American thing to do? Very much.”
Steyer, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump who has led a campaign to impeach the 45th president, said people are running to the polls to combat “stuff that has gone on … that is just like 9/11.”
This article was posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9:06 am