Thousands of Americans have trooped out en masse to support the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Democrats accuse Trump of pressuring Ukraine to open an investigation the president’s political rival and former vice president, Joe Biden, who is also a frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic presidential race. They also charge that the president obstructed their investigation by refusing to comply with subpoenas and directing members of his administration to do the same.
The impeachment inquiry, launched in September following a whistle-blower complaint, was centred on a July 25 phone call during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to open an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter, who had served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens. Trump also wanted Zelenskyy to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
Americans have taken to social media to share their experience on the #ImpeachmentRally.
See some reactions below:
— Janet Janssen (@janetjanssen) December 18, 2019
— Emily Mijatovic (@emiliainnyc) December 18, 2019
— PaperCatResister?? (@PaperCatInCA) December 18, 2019
Hundreds gather in Eugene, Oregon at the Federal Courthouse to rally for impeachment, to make it clear that #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw and make the case that we must #ImpeachAndConvict.#ImpeachmentEve #ImpeachmentRally https://t.co/EH3ma7WcKR
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) December 18, 2019
— Rep. Athena Salman (@AthenaSalman) December 18, 2019
— Chris Darling (@CTD3) December 18, 2019
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 18, 2019
VIDEO: Packed pro-impeachment rally in NYC right now. Donald’s own city hates him. #ImpeachAndRemove #ImpeachmentEve #ImpeachmentRally #impeachmentrallynyc @CBSNewYork @nytimes @nytpolitics @NewsHour @TheDailyShow @maddow @MSNBC @Trevornoah @ABCPolitics @NBCNews @gtconway3d pic.twitter.com/lHg4gpOwuW
— ???????? (@AndreaEducator) December 17, 2019