Anti-impeachment protesters believe ‘deep state’ tried to sabotage rally 

Early Thursday morning, Women for America First, a pro-Trump women’s group, traveled to the nation’s capital to organize a rally and march in support of President Donald Trump.

Protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C., before making it to the steps of the Capitol to protest the growing calls for impeachment from Democrats.

Protesters told the Daily Dot that they were upset about what they claimed to be the “deep state” working against them. They alleged that buses were canceled due to their pro-Trump beliefs.

But as the Daily Beast reported, Joseph Heap, the chief marketing officer of US Coachways said it wasn’t a matter of political views, “but unfortunately, payment is required.”

The anti-impeachment rally was headlined by members of Congress, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), and Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.).

Right-wing commentators such as Sebastian Gorka, Jack Posobiec, Matt Schlapp, and Will Chamberlain also took to the mic to speak in front of the boisterous crowd of around 150 people.

“Jerry Nadler will not breathe an easy breath when he attacks this president,” Collins declared to the crowd. “The Democrats want you to believe that they are doing something they’re not. All they are doing is trying to overturn your vote from 2016 … and you’re not going to let it happen.”

“We are witnesses to a coup. This is a coup, from John Brennan at the CIA to James Comey at the FBI–and all the way up to Obama,” Gorka exclaimed while speaking.

Surprisingly, at one point during the rally, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was spotted on the Speaker’s Balcony, overlooking the rally.

Protesters took their crusade into the offices of Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.).

During the sit-in at Nadler’s office, which the Daily Dot attended, protesters demanded the interns let them meet with Pelosi and Nadler, while further scolding the interns for not allowing such meeting. They then began chanting, “Stop the Coup,” and “Four more years.”

One of the protesters was wearing a “Stop the Coup” T-shirt and hounded Eleanor Holmes (D-D.C.) over the impeachment inquiry proposed by House Democrats.

After retweeting several videos captured by the Daily Dot, Trump tweeted, “#StopTheCoup.”

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Zachary Petrizzo

Zachary Petrizzo

Zachary Petrizzo is an undergraduate student at George Mason University and a Washington, D.C. based journalist.