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More Than 100 Rally For Impeachment In Downtown Indianapolis

Lauren Chapman
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IPB News

More than 100 people gathered on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday to call on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.

The U.S. House is expected to vote on impeachment Wednesday.

Few of those who addressed the crowd referenced the specific impeachment charges against Trump. But they were united in their ultimate message. Here’s Hoosier college student Christian Omoruyi.

“It’s time to close one of the most shameful and embarrassing chapters in American history," Omoruyi says. "Impeach and remove!”

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But others, like Kathy Robertson, say impeachment isn’t enough.

“He needs to be prosecuted; he needs to be locked up in jail," Robertson says. "Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!”

Trump responded to the impending vote Tuesday with a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). In the six-page screed, he calls impeachment an “illegal, partisan attempted coup” and says Democrats have declared “open war on American Democracy.”

Contact Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.