Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor turned Democratic presidential candidate, says he’s “off the campaign trail this week to report for jury duty” in San Francisco.
“Part of a week-long summons, Steyer will report to the Hall of Justice for jury selection if selected,” according to a press release.
“It is every American’s civic duty to serve on a jury with their peers,” Steyer said in a statement.
“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.”
The press release added that Steyer “was not summoned to appear on Monday morning, but will do so when asked to report this week.”
Steyer, who has a net worth of $1.6 billion, “spent 26 years running hedge fund Farallon Capital; he sold his stake in 2012 and switched his focus to politics and the environment,” Forbes magazine has reported.
“The San Francisco resident spent some $65 million to back select Democratic candidates and environmental causes in the 2016 election cycle,” according to Forbes. “Steyer is a passionate advocate of clean energy and founder of the environmental group NextGen Climate.”