PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Hundreds of people gathered in Phoenix to voice their support for Democrats' effort to impeach President Donald Trump on the eve of the vote in the House.
They rallied at the intersection of 24th Street and Camelback Road on Tuesday evening, as part of the nationwide "Nobody Is Above the Law" rallies. Many held signs that said, "Impeach & Remove." They encouraged drivers to honk in support.
There initially wasn't a police presence at the intersection when the rally started at 5:30 p.m. But officers showed up by 6 p.m. to make sure participants stayed on the sidewalk. Traffic was able to get through. Some demonstrators went back and forth in the crosswalk when the lights changed.
Several other rallies were held in different parts of Arizona and more than 40 states across the country. Organizers are with MoveOn.org, a liberal advocacy group that was formed in response to the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton, asking Congress to "Move On." Trump impeachment supporters say the president needs to be held accountable for using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election.