On the Dec 15, 2019 “Meet the Press”, Chuck Todd was supposed to be looking at “‘what does the rest of America think about all of this [impeachment discussion]’?” Todd recognized impeachment was “[w]ell dominating the conversation here in Washington, but we have been wondering just how much voters beyond the Beltway care about the hearings on Capitol Hill?”
The answer came loud and clear on 12/17/19, by the slew of impeachment rallies across the nation, including many across North Carolina. Tuesday, Dec 17 is the evening before the impeachment vote in the US House on 12/18/19. Over 600 rallies registered with some organization, but I’m sure many many more that popped up but didn’t bother to register with anyone.
Each of the rallies had people that went and others who wanted to go but could not – it had rained most of the day in Raleigh, for example. Still, the Impeachment Rally in Raleigh had an estimated 1000 participants, and some other rallies around NC had 500 and 250 people! There were also Impeachment Rallies in Asheville, Winston-Salem, Hendersonville, Wilmington, Hillsborough, Pittsboro and more cities!
Here are some pix and some coverage of these rallies. In some cases, articles haven’t shown up yet.
Raleigh: over 1000 participants at Bicentennial Plaza, across from the NC Legislative Building.
“Raleigh ‘Nobody is Above the Law’ rally calls for Congress to impeach, remove Trump” at https://www.wral.com/raleigh-nobody-is-above-the-law-rally-calls-for-congress-to-impeach-remove-trump/18839551/
Hillsborough: Estimated 250 people
Impeach rally in Hillsborough – https://www.wral.com/impeach-rally-in-hillsborough-nc/18839480/
MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED RALLY AT THALIAN HALL ON THE EVE OF THE IMPEACHMENT VOTE – https://www.wwaytv3.com/2019/12/17/more-than-one-hundred-rally-at-thalian-hall-on-the-eve-of-the-impeachment-vote/
And before the rally, on 12/16/19, the Citizen Times shared the news of the rally in “Impeachment Rallies Set Dec 17 – Asheville and other WNC Towns”.
“Impeachment debate comes to Winston-Salem. Hundreds gather to call for removal of Trump.” at https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/impeachment-debate-comes-to-winston-salem-hundreds-gather-to-call/article_4027c908-5c8b-5e67-a515-a0ecab211e98.html