On Thursday, Oct. 17, following the “March for Trump, Stop Impeachment Now!” rally outside the U.S. Capitol, the president of Women for America First, Amy Kremer, encouraged the crowd to go “into the House” and “let them hear from us.”
Kremer told the crowd the office numbers for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who are leading the impeachment effort against the president.
Kremer stressed to the people who supported the march that the message against impeachment had to be spread. She also urged people to vote in 2020 and added, “We are not going to allow them to impeach our vote.”
“We want our president to know that we stand with him,” Kramer said. “The most important thing that we can do is go into the House and lobby our members of congress and let them hear from us.”
Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) also spoke at the rally. He explained that there was no “quid pro quo” between the Trump administration and Ukraine. He described the impeachment inquiry as a “kangaroo court” because, without an official vote by the full House to launch an inquiry, the minority party, the GOP, is not allowed to question witnesses or issue subpoenas.
“Nancy Pelosi is trying to hide and shield some of her members from that accountability,” said Scalise.
“Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff want to go behind closed doors and try to decide who can or cannot be the president of the United States,” he said. “Shouldn’t you be the ones who decide?”
May Chapman, one of the rally supporters, said that people who are patriotic should support the March for Trump. In her view, liberals in Congress are are using “our dollars” to take down “the best thing that has happened to this country in years.”
“We are not so much Trump lovers,” Chapman said. “But he is carrying the message, and we are loving the message. Pro-America for everything.”
As people rallied outside for the March, Nancy Pelosi held a press conference inside the Capitol saying that impeachment was unrelated to the 2020 election because “impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution of the United states.”
“Voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office, they already decided that in the last election,” Pelosi said. “Impeachment is about the law -- not being above the law, abuse of power, obstruction of justice -- about honoring our oath of office.”
The March for Trump started at Freedom Plaza, near the White House, at 10:30 a.m. and then traveled east to the Capitol. On the West Lawn, numerous speakers gave remarks about the president and against impeachment. The event ended near 1:30 p.m.