Monday, December 16, 2019

Charleston rally in support of Donald Trump's impeachment to be held Tuesday

Charleston's rally is one of hundreds of other protests to be held simultaneously across the U.S.

Posted by Skyler Baldwin on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 PM

  • Michael Wiser file photo

Lowcountry activists will assemble as part of a nationwide effort at 5:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 17 at the Calhoun statue in Marion Square, the night before the U.S. House of Representatives’ expected vote on articles of impeachment.

As part of a movement mobilized by MoveOn, a national political activism organization, hundreds of national "Nobody Is Above the Law" rallies will take place in more than 40 states and Washington, D.C.

Charleston’s Protect Our Democracy Protest, hosted by Lee Farnum, stands against Donald Trump’s reported dealings with Ukraine, and in support of Congress holding him accountable for his alleged actions.

"I find it increasingly despicable that Republicans cower in fear of a twitter attack from Trump and refuse to speak out against the daily barrage of lies and attacks," Farnum told the City Paper.

“Congress must show that no one — including the criminal in the White House — is above the law,” reads MoveOn's press release.

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham echoed that sentiment in announcing he will vote in favor of the two articles of impeachment proposed by Democratic leaders in the House.

Protestors on Tuesday will hold large signs reading “IMPEACH,” “Protect Our Democracy,” “Uphold The Constitution,” and “Not Above the Law.” This protest and others like it are a part of a massive, grassroots effort to ensure Congress “fulfills its constitutional duty” by impeaching Donald Trump.

The hope goes beyond the House to the Senate, with the aim that they will vote President Trump out of office entirely. The press release refers to “high crimes and misdemeanors” related to “using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections” as reasons for Congress to move to impeach.

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