Pro-impeachment protesters are planning on demonstrating at the Hart Senate Office building every day to push the Senate to move forward with impeachment and remove President Trump from office for his "high crimes and misdemeanors."
The protests from the "Remove Trump" group began on Monday and group spokesperson Myra Slotnick told Townhall they will be at the building until Trump is removed from office. The protest consists of people, donning "Remove Trump" sweatshirts, standing and walking around in circles in the lobby of the Hart Senate Office building.
HAPPENING NOW in the Hart Senate Atrium, day 2 of #SwarmTheSenate protests— Remove Trump #SwarmTheSenate Jan 6 onward (@Remove_TrumpNow) January 7, 2020
Join us. We need to fill this space with our bodies and our call to #RemoveTrump
We will be here every day at noon, for as long as it takes. pic.twitter.com/PhIOjsRL8U
"We are here because the president of the United States has abused his oath of office. He has committed crimes and we're here to demand his removal," Slotnick said. "We're here to demand the Senate uphold their office of oath and that they remove the president of the United States for his high crimes and misdemeanors."
Slotnick said they do not have anything planned yet in the event that the Senate does not convict Trump on the two articles of impeachment, obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, because they are doing the demonstrations to prevent such an outcome.
"We're here to indict the president before the Senate trial. We're here to say that he's guilty," she said.
Slotnick said the group believes Trump's order for the U.S. military to kill Iranian General Qassem Soleimani is another reason for his impeachment: "The president needs Congress' approval to incite an act of war and that is another impeachable offense."
Anti-war protesters in Los Angeles also believed Trump committed a "war crime" with the strike and he should be impeached by House for it.
Since the group plans on being on Capitol Hill every day, one would wonder if they have jobs. Slotnick said some people do take time off of work and away from their families to come at noon.
"Our country is in danger. You have to make a choice to go away from your families, and friends, and your work and sacrifice your life for the good of the nation," she said.