GLEN ROCK, NJ - Just outside Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office on Harristown Road, approximately 60 people gathered early this afternoon to support impeaching President Donald J. Trump in spite of an icy rain that glazed the trees.
Bystanders chanted "impeach and remove" and "nobody's above the law" in a chilly rain with the temperature hovering around 34 degrees. A few held signs with similar sayings. Nearby, there were two Glen Rock police officers, along with a Bergen County Sheriff officer, keeping a safe watch in a parking lot filled with cars.
The rally was scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. today and was still operational at 1:10 p.m. Similar rallies were scheduled nationally, backed by Moveon.org and other area groups who are currently focused on resisting President Trump's agenda.
The House of Representatives' vote on two articles of impeachment, Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, is scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 18. Senate majority leader republican Mitch McConnell stated today 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, 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 for Dec. 17.