Pro-Impeachment rally held in Lexington

Published: Dec. 17, 2019 at 6:45 AM EST
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While the House of Representatives prepares to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, organizers across the country have planned a number of rallies in favor of removing the president from office. One rally was held Tuesday evening in Lexington.

The events are called "Nobody is above the Law" protests.

Chuck Eddy was in attendance. He is a Republican candidate for Congress who supports the president's removal from office.

"It's clear that Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine for aid in investigating Joe Biden, that's interference for our election, and he's also refused to acknowledge any of his subpoenas," Eddy said.

18-year old McKayla Weaver said Trump's stance on environmental issues is her main concern.

"His belief that climate change is a hoax is really failing my future," she said.

Fiorella Salazar, who moved to Lexington from Peru when she was 10, said Trump's immigration policies personally affect her.

"Trump got elected and all of a sudden my papers froze and I had to become a dreamer to stay here," she said.

A student at UK, who didn't want to be identified, said he was studying for finals in his downtown apartment and couldn't concentrate over the noise of the rally. He parked on Main Street and played a pro-Trump song while protesters marched.

"As an American, you should be able to voice your opinion one way or the other, I'm glad there's no violence here," he said.

The Lexington rally was held at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza.

State House Representative Kelly Flood (D-75) was one of several guests that spoke at the event.

More information on this rally and similar events is available