GLEN ROCK, NJ - The rally participant numbers to impeach the president outside Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office exceeded expectations, according to one of the organizers.
Organizer Han Broekman said the turnout was "amazing" in spite of the icy rain that fell throughout the midday.
TAPinto reported yesterday "approximately 60 people gathered...to support impeaching President Donald J. Trump in spite of an icy rain that glazed the trees." Broekman disagreed.
"As a person attending the rally, and involved in organizing it, I was amazed at the turnout," Broekman said, stating between 100 to 150 people attended.
"[They] enthusiastically participated in a rally and demanded impeachment and removal of the occupant of the White House," he said. "The rally lasted for one and a half hours despite the freezing rain. Police requested we NOT use an amplifier to make the speeches better understandable."
Gottheimer, a democrat who prides himself on his membership in a bipartisan caucus, released a statement Monday explaining why he is voting to impeach the president.
"Having considered all of the evidence and its impact on our national security, and given the Administration’s efforts to prevent Congress from executing our Constitutionally-mandated oversight responsibilities, I must, for the sake of our country, support the Articles of Impeachment," Gottheimer said as part of a broader statement on his webpage.
The House of Representatives' vote on two articles of impeachment, Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, is scheduled for later this evening, Dec. 18. Senate majority leader republican Mitch McConnell stated yesterday the Senate will not call any further witnesses, as requested by New York State Senator Chuck Schumer, if and when the Senate begins the judging process on the case of impeachment.
According to organizers prior to the event, 400 people had signed-up to attend the Glen Rock location, although the weather did not cooperate. Approximately 130,000 people were signed-up nationwide to attend 550 rallies scheduled on Dec. 17.