Anti-Trump rallies took place in various U.S. cities on Saturday and the focus of the events was the impeachment of the president.
Dubbed “#ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy,” leftists like Chelsea Handler and Patricia Arquette made sure to promote the protests through Twitter.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 15, 2019
“Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable,” the official description of the event reads. “The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment.”
The official website for the protest went on to promote the protests as “visible, family-friendly, public gatherings to demonstrate to our representatives that impeachment is the will of the people.”
The event went on to say they wanted to “inform our communities about Trump’s abuses and the process of impeachment.”
“Together, we will inform our communities about Trump’s abuses and the process of impeachment, then make plans to convey our support for impeachment to our elected officials,” reads the website.
Events were held in over 100 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix, Orlando, and Detroit. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) all made appearances on Saturday.
In a public statement to Newsweek ahead of the day’s events, Tlaib called Trump a “lawless president.”
“The biggest changes in our country, from women earning the right to vote to the outlawing of segregation, did not start within the halls of Congress, they started on the streets of places like my home city of Detroit and beyond,” she said.
The congresswoman added that she hoped the protests would lead House Democrats to “finally open an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump.”
Source: Fox News
She finished by saying it is the “duty” of members of Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
“It is our duty as members of Congress to pursue the last option we have in this pursuit of justice on behalf of the American people,” she said.
Tlaib appeared at the rally in Detroit. Other public officials to attend gatherings include Rep. Jim McGovern and Rep. Madeleine Day. Left-wing organizations like MoveOn and BythePeople helped organize the impeachment protests.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) June 13, 2019
You can check out pictures from various rallies below. Signs included generic statements like “No one is above the law” and “Resist.”
— Jill Blair (@jill_m_blair) June 15, 2019
— Your Activist Wonk 👩🏻💻📱 (@activistwonk) June 15, 2019
While these rallies do not rewrite the Mueller report or change the fact that there is no solid reason to impeach the president, they do turn up the pressure on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has said multiple times that she believes impeachment is the wrong road for Democrats to go down with Trump.
The far-left is slowly taking over the Democrat Party and their answer to pretty much everything is scary: Don’t like the president? Impeach him and throw him in prison. Someone offend you or counter your point? Silence them and pressure the world into removing any public platforms they may have. Don’t have facts to back your points up? Just start insulting people and make sure to call them racist and sexist.
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