Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies
On Tuesday, Dec. 17, around 1,500 Central Ohio residents held a rally to voice support for impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office. Rally participants gathered near the Graceland Shopping Center to chant and hold signs demanding the impeachment and removal of the President.
Columbus residents joined demonstrations across the country ahead of Wednesday’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives. The rallies were organized by the Nobody Is Above the Law coalition.
Organizers said this is a significant moment in U.S. history.
“Our democracy is being seriously tested,” said Meryl Neiman, one of the Columbus rally’s organizers. “I’m here to demand that our Republican members of Congress — especially Senator Portman, who co-chairs the Senate Ukraine Caucus and who supported impeachment in the past for conduct much less harmful to our democratic principles — to prioritize country before their own political careers and stand up for the rule of law.”
“The point of this rally is really simple: Nobody is above the law,” said Thomas Cartwright, another organizer. “We’re out here to show our representatives that there is unwavering public support for preserving the rule of law and holding politicians accountable for their actions.”
FiveThirtyEight is conducting a project that collects polls asking respondents whether they support impeaching President Trump, and calculates overall support based on each poll’s quality, recency, and sample size. As of December 18, that model shows a less than 1% gap in public opinion between those who support and don’t support impeachment, with slightly more in support of impeachment.
For more information on the Nobody Is Above the Law coalition, visit www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org.