A Southern California “Impeach Obama” demonstration coordinated by the local TEA Party caused traffic to back up for miles over the weekend.
Participants flew American flags and the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party-adopted Gadsen flag as they stood on the overpass waving to motorists on Interstate 5. Others held placards which read “Remember Benghazi,” “Obama Lies” and “Amnesty Hell No!” according to the Carlsbad Patch.
The group advertised the event on Meetup.com and organizers estimated 25,000 to 30,000 vehicles would pass by the demonstration. Traffic was slowed for nearly 10 miles, but reportedly resumed speed on the other side of the overpass.
Roger Ogden, a Tea Party activist and advocate of impeachment, shared photos of the event and issued this statement to the Patch via email:
I would say sorry for any small inconvenience they may have suffered. But it is also inconvenient to the entire nation to have a lawless president in office who murders American citizens without judicial process; wages illegal war without congressional approval required by the Constitution, including a terroristic drone war, which has killed about 5,000 people including many children and innocent bystanders in allied countries; dictates law by executive order and generally trashes the Constitution.
Ogden said another demonstration is planned for Independence Day weekend.
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