Thousands of demonstrators in L.A. call for impeachment of President Trump

- “Down, down, down with Trump,” anti-Trump protestors chanted in downtown Los Angeles where thousands rallied to show support for impeaching the President.

“We’re holding a funeral procession for democracy and for the office of the presidency,” Laurel Trotter, anti-Trump demonstrator, said. “So much of what we value in this country with this administration has been lost.”

On this day of impeachment marches across the country, Trump is in hot water again with a video he tweeted showing him wrestling a person with a CNN head.

Supporter’s like his candor, critics said the video promotes violence.

“He’s just not really presidential material,” Emily Peck said.

“Donald Trump does so many things that I try not to pay attention anymore to what he does,” another person said.

The march downtown was one of the largest held across the nation with organizers calling on Congress to start the impeachment process.

Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman, who led the Los Angeles march, said the constitution allows it. 

“It does provide for the removal of a president for high crimes and misdemeanors,” Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, said.

While the anti-Trump voices were loud, a group of the president’s supporters clashed with the crowd.

Trump supporters praised the President on issues like healthcare and immigration.

“I came here legally, I came here the right way,” Robert Herrera, Trump supporter, said. “I waited my turn to be a United States citizen so if I can do it so can they.”

The second of Sunday’s political rallies happened in Hollywood, but it focused on The Healthy California Act.

Senate Bill 562 is currently being blocked in the assembly, but demonstrators wanted to show their support for the single payer system.

“It’s about taking the resources that we’re putting in to this for profit system that is run by insurance companies and not our doctors and not the people and putting it into the hands of the people and the doctors,” Michelle Manos, California for Progress, said.

Critics of SB 562 say it’s not well funded and would raise taxes.

 

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