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Tom Steyer is taking a week off from his presidential campaign to report for jury duty, a spokesperson told The Hill Sunday.
The billionaire philanthropist and activist, who is running for the Democratic nomination, will report for jury selection in San Francisco if he’s ultimately selected.
The article goes on to state the following:
“It is every American’s civic duty to serve on a jury with their peers,” Steyer said in a statement.
Steyer used the announcement to bash President Donald J. Trump, saying, “At a time when Donald Trump is constantly undermining our legal norms, I can think of no stronger response to his criminal behavior than fulfilling my civic obligation.”
Democratic Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) also paused her campaign, taking a two-week hiatus to report for active duty in Indonesia with the National Guard.
“I look forward to joining my fellow soldiers for a joint-training exercise with the Indonesian military, focused on counterterrorism and disaster response,” she said in a statement last week.
Tom Steyer will be off the 2020 campaign trail this week because he has jury duty, per aide. (SF does weeklong jury summonses)
Presumably, the billionaire presidential candidate could get out of it, but says in statement that it’s important: pic.twitter.com/YQJH6FMr50
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