Wed August 7, 2013
Overpass Protesters Call For Impeaching President
Demonstrators in cities across Wisconsin gathered on highway overpasses Tuesday, holding signs calling for President Obama's impeachment.
On a pedestrian overpass crossing Interstate 90 in La Crosse, about 20 people are holding homemade signs against the chain-link fence. Trucks and cars honk their horns in support of the “Impeach Obama” and “Remember Benghazi” signs.
This is one of the nine Wisconsin “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” demonstrations held during Tuesday's morning and afternoon rush hours. Similar rallies are going on in all 50 states.
Julie Runyon of Ettrick came down because she says she’s outraged by events that have happened under Obama’s leadership.“Most importantly,” she says, “[about] Benghazi and the Americans that lost their lives there. There was no answer to the call from Obama to Hillary Clinton. The NSA scandal, the IRS scandal: it’s scandal on top of scandal and no answers.”
Others expressed concerns about gun control, cabinet appointments, and invading countries without Congressional approval.
Jerry Miller of La Crosse helped organize the event. He says he knows it’s an uphill battle, trying to impeach the president. “The ultimate goal, sad to say, probably won’t happen,” he says. “I still feel that I need to have my voice heard and express our displeasure. Obviously — you can hear from the honks — there’s a lot of people agreeing with us.”
Organizers say the overpass groups are nonpartisan. At the La Crosse demonstration, most people identified themselves as independent or associated with the Tea Party.