Quantcast
Connect with us

‘To protect our democracy:’ Tuesday night rallies planned in all 50 states to demand Congress votes to impeach Trump

Published

on

At more than 500 rallies planned for Tuesday evening, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to call on the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

The rallies will take place at congressional offices and other public spaces, the night before the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power when he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and obstructing Congress by stonewalling its investigation.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The facts are uncontested,” organizers said Saturday. “An extensive investigation turned up phone records, transcripts, and first hand witness testimony that prove Trump demanded Ukraine interfere in the 2020 election on his behalf before he’d give them critical military aid or a White House meeting.”

“Americans from California to West Virginia are ready to hold their representatives accountable and declare that no one—not even the president—is above the law,” they added.

At least 527 events were planned for 5:30pm local time on Tuesday, with people in every state in the nation planning to rally.

ADVERTISEMENT

The “Nobody Is Above the Law” coalition, which includes CREDO Action, Indivisible, and Public Citizen, reported that more than 100,000 people had RSVP’d to the events.

On Twitter, MoveOn posted a video featuring people who plan to attend the rallies explaining why they are urging the House to vote to impeach the president.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We must impeach and remove Trump because he and his administration are unchecked and unbalanced,” said one participant. “He has betrayed the oath he took to protect and defend the Constitution.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“It’s on us, the people, to protect our democracy,” said another. “Congress will only act is we the people demand it.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘NPR will not be intimidated’: Mike Pompeo blasted for attacks on reporter Mary Louise Kelly

Published

on

National Public Radio (NPR) is standing by "All Things Considered" host Mary Louise Kelly after she was attacked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"One day after a contentious interview followed by an expletive-filled verbal lashing of NPR host Mary Louise Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is publicly accusing her of lying to him — 'twice,'" NPR reported. "He does not explain how and offers no evidence, but in their recorded interview the nation's top diplomat declined to respond when Kelly asked if he owed an apology to Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from that post last year after allies of President Trump accused her of disloyalty."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump lawyers argue ‘the president did absolutely nothing wrong’ as GOP presents impeachment trial defense

Published

on

White House lawyers began their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and American voters -- not Congress -- should decide his fate.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone said it would be a "completely irresponsible abuse of power" if the Senate follows the lead of the House of Representatives and votes to remove the 45th US president from office.

"They're asking you to do something that no Senate has ever done," Cipollone told the 100 senators gathered on a rainy Saturday morning for a rare weekend session at just the third impeachment trial in US history.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Louise Linton defended Greta Thunberg against her husband’s attack — but deleted her comments in less than an hour

Published

on

The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stood up against her husband online on Saturday, but quickly deleted her comments.

At the World Economic Forum, Mnuchin told climate action activist Greta Thunberg to "go study economics."

"I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don’t have a degree in economics either)," Linton posted on Instagram.

"We need to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels," she explained.

"Keep up the fight @gretathunberg," she urged.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image