Mon. Jul 22nd, 2019

Tom Steyer responds to criticism for being a billionaire politician

FILE - In this March 13, 2019, photo, billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a "Need to Impeach" town hall event in Agawam, Mass. Steyer announced Monday, June 24 that he will put $1 million toward registering millennial voters in Virginia. Steyer's liberal advocacy group, NextGen America, will engage young voters in Republican-held districts in the hopes of flipping the Republican-led General Assembly to the Democrats in November. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) - Tom Steyer is the newest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race. However, he's already facing tough criticism for being a billionaire and spending his own money to launch his campaign. Steyer is also being slammed for his past ties to the fossil fuel industry. He's now a climate change activist, and he joined CBSN to respond to the criticism.

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