“We the people do not accept this disgraceful attempt to cover up Donald Trump’s abuse of the powers of the presidency and we will make our voices heard in protests Wednesday and on Election Day.”
Demonstrations will be held in cities across the United States on Wednesday to denounce the expected acquittal of President Donald Trump by his fellow Republicans in the Senate—which progressives argue should formally tie the president’s legacy of corruption and disregard for the Constitution to the modern GOP as a whole.
“Trump’s enablers in Congress led by Mitch McConnell are about to acquit our lawless president,” organizers declared Monday on a website detailing more than 160 rallies already scheduled in cities nationwide.
“This was never a trial,” the groups behind the actions said. “It’s a cover-up.”
According to the call to action, “We must mobilize like never before—and ensure that this dark moment in our nation’s history is followed by an unprecedented level of civic action. Each of us has a critical part to play in making sure we leave a better democracy for the next generation.”
WHAT: Reject the Cover Up Rallies
WHEN: Wed., Feb. 5 at 5:30pm local time
We’re taking to the streets to hold our senators accountable for covering up for this lawless president.https://t.co/rZqN2rrVsG
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) February 3, 2020
The actions are being organized by a diverse coalition of progressive groups—including By the People, Common Cause, Greenpeace, Indivisible, NextGen America, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, Stand Up America, Stand Up Republic, Women’s March, and others—and are intended to make sure that Republicans understand their votes to acquit will not be forgotten come national elections later this year.
“On Wednesday night, the people will be heard in protests across the nation,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause. “Seventy five percent of Americans wanted to hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial, but Mitch McConnell refused to call even a single witness. We the people do not accept this disgraceful attempt to cover up Donald Trump’s abuse of the powers of the presidency and we will make our voices heard in protests Wednesday and on Election Day.”
“Senate Republicans have thrown all democratic norms and decades of precedent out of the window by preventing witnesses from testifying before the Senate. Any ‘acquittal’ made after blocking key evidence is not an exoneration, it’s a cover-up,” said Sean Eldridge, Stand Up America founder and president. “We’re mobilizing thousands of protestors across the country to make it clear that voters are watching, and we’ll remember the lawmakers who chose cowardice over patriotism.”
GOPer threatens to quit party on live TV over QAnon Republicans ‘who think Lord of the Rings is a documentary’
Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) on Sunday slammed members of his own party who believe in conspiracy theories pushed by QAnon.
During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Riggleman about "this wacky QAnon conspiracy that has led to some violent actions."
Todd noted that Republican Party had officially endorsed and funded QAnon follower Marjorie Taylor Greene for Congress.
"I might as well just piss everybody off," Riggleman replied. "I think if we're doing this, if we're looking at misinformation to pander to a subset of voters, I think we've lost our way."
CNN’s Tapper fires back at White House’s Meadows for personal attack about mask-wearing
During a long and very contentious interview with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper snapped back at Donald Trump's righthand man for trying to mock him for not wearing a mask during the interview where Meadows was not in the studio.
After grilling Meadows for agreeing to designate Vice President Mike Pence as an "essential worker" so he can continue to campaign for Donald Trump after his office became a COVID-19 hotspot, the CNN host pressed Meadows why the president continues to refuse to wear a mask and doesn't demand it of his rallygoers.
Chris Wallace battles GOP chairwoman over laptop smear: ‘Do you have any proof Joe Biden took one penny?’
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Sunday refused to say if she had any proof of allegations of corruption against Democratic nominee Joe Biden's son Hunter.
Fox News host Chris Wallace grilled McDaniel about the Trump campaign's smear against the Biden family on Fox News Sunday.
"Do you have any proof -- because he's denied it -- do you have any proof that Joe Biden every took one penny from either a foreign country or a foreign company?" Wallace asked.
"I think that's incumbent upon the press to start investigating," McDaniel replied. "I think what's frightening is we should have a free and fair press that should be looking at a laptop that has not been disputed by the Biden campaign to be authentic. These emails are deeply troubling as it looks like Hunter Biden is negotiating with a Chinese energy company to profit, not just for himself, but for his father."