Impeachment Rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse

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Protest outside Santa Barbara County Courthouse (Photo: IndivisibleSB)

By edhat staff

Hundreds of residents gathered outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Tuesday evening to support the impeachment of Trump.

The rally was organized by local group Indivisible Santa Barbara asking residents to "Show Up. Speak Up. Stand Up." to show nobody is above the law, according to the group's Facebook Page. It was held the evening before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on Articles of Impeachment where Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

"This is a momentous time in our country’s history and we are hopeful that nationwide mobilization with other activist groups will show the Senate and the public how much support there is for impeaching and removing Trump. Never in our nation’s history have we dealt with a president so destructive to our democracy," the group stated.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson was one of the many speakers who supported the impeachment before the group marched down State Street. Protestors held creative signs stating, "The President Totally Sucks" and "Impeach This Lying Conman."

This was just one of the many pro-impeachment rallies held around the country on Tuesday evening. Large rallies popped up in New York City's Times Square; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Doral, Florida; and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Below is an opinion article on the event by Robert Bernstein


Nobody is Above the Law Impeachment Rally

By Robert Bernstein

Over 500 members of the Santa Barbara community rallied and marched Tuesday on the eve of the Impeachment vote in the United States House of Representatives. The theme: "Nobody is Above the Law". Indivisible Santa Barbara organized the event.Here are my videos and photos from this event that began at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Donald Trump himself seemed to be in attendance in a clown outfit
Many carried signs expressing their views in support of democracy, the law and accountability.
This person wanted to remind everyone that President Trump has thwarted solutions to the Climate Crisis and that action is urgently needed

Organizer Myra Paige made introductory remarks followed by Pastor David Moore of the New Covenant Worship Center. Here is my video of their comments:

Congressional Representative Salud Carbajal could not attend the rally because he was in Washington, DC for the impeachment debate and vote. His representative spoke in his place, explaining why Representative Carbajal believes President Trump needs to be held  accountable for his many offenses

Supervisor Das Williams expressed the pain that President Trump has caused to so many in our community and around the world:

Andrew Bermant, a local developer who prides himself on sustainable, walkable communities, gave an impassioned speech enumerating some of President Trump's impeachable offenses:

Mr Bermant went on to sing a special carol for the occasion along with Myra Paige: "We Wish You A Good Impeachment"

And Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson was on hand to give another impassioned speech explaining why it is so important to impeach and remove President Trump:

At the conclusion of the speeches, most of the participants marched up State Street in a lively manner, led by a drum ensemble:

For more information about Indivisible Santa Barbara, you can visit their Facebook page or their website.

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Shasta Guy Feb 05, 2020 10:23 PM
Impeachment Rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse

By tearing up that speech last night Speaker Pelosi might as have torn up her chances on holding the house in 2020. She seems to have no self control over her hatred. I’ve seen chatter that if the Rs take over the house then they might expunge Trump’s impeachment from the record.

a-1582341579 Feb 06, 2020 12:09 PM
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Sam - The Left's "complete disrespect for American and general human values?" You mean like, grabbing women by the genitals? You mean like, making fun of disabled people? You mean like, calling an entire nation of people criminals and rapists? You mean like, coercing a sovereign nation to help influence a US Presidential election by withholding Congressionally approve funds ? Etc, etc, etc......

Sam The Dog Feb 06, 2020 12:02 PM
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Yet for some reason you're okay with the left's ego centrism, lying and complete disrespect for American and general human values? No problem with Schiff (among others) flat lying to the American people for years "we have proof he colluded with the Russians"?

a-1582341579 Feb 06, 2020 12:01 PM
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11:40 - Can you please (I'm seriously curious) explain Clinton's "lurid record of his abuse of office?" What was it he did again? I mean besides having consensual sex?

a-1582341579 Feb 06, 2020 11:40 AM
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All of the above was talked about in the conservative media - it was a balancing act of insults including Pelosi's refusal to use standard protocol when introducing the President of the United States, whether or not Trump even saw Pelosi's extended hand since Trump did not shake Pence's hand either and Pelosi caught on camera creating sample tears in the speech document during the middle of Trump's address to Congress. So it is "fake news" to say the GOP did not talk about any of this. They did. They also recognize any later "expungement" is a hollow gesture. Bill Clinton also lives forever in history with an asterisk by his name, as well as full and lurid record of his abuse of office. This is know a known, known when holding this office. Reduced by this current non-substantive case to become mere partisan rancor. That is how history will remember the Trump "impeachment".

macpuzl Feb 06, 2020 11:16 AM
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What most people feel toward Twitler is not hate, but disdain for his egocentrism, lying, and complete disrespect for American and general human values.

jqb Feb 05, 2020 11:09 PM
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"I’ve seen chatter that if the Rs take over the house then they might expunge Trump’s impeachment from the record." -- Intelligent people know how absurd this is ... the "record" is history. They can also read an electoral map and know that it's not possible for the Gopholes to win the House. And the hypocrisy of Trumpkins talking about Pelosi lacking self control and having hatred would be stunning if not such a constant for them. Of course they have nothing to say about Trump refusing to shake Pelosi's hand, of the Gopholes chanting "four more years!" during the SOTU, or of the millions of other offenses against decorum, the Constitution, and the Republic from Trump and the GOP.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 06:28 PM
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Not only did impeachment fail after last night I think ppl will be running away in droves. It's fine to be critical and point out things but it's another to act like petulant children and hate filled rage mongers. Anger kills the person holding it - not anyone else.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 06:22 PM
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Forever acquitted. Thank goodness. I myself am doing better personally as is my employer doing better business wise. Haven't seen that in YEARS.

Sam The Dog Feb 05, 2020 05:56 PM
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So basically same as the left? I'm not for any party (dislike them both and their career politicians) but am sick of the left calling the right criminals and acting like they are innocent angels. Instead if taking the high road, the democrats dove deeper into the mud and played just as dirty as Trump. No president in recent history would have stood up to the scrutiny and lofty standards of the current Democrat politicians, they certainly dont themselves. Hypocrisy to the Nth degree.

jqb Feb 05, 2020 05:36 PM
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The rule for right wingers is to ignore or deny any and all crimes by their buds, while accusing good people of all sorts of crimes that never occurred.

jqb Feb 05, 2020 05:33 PM
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You don't even have the right section, pants-on-fire. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/feb/05/charlie-kirk/charlie-kirk-wrongly-suggests-pelosi-broke-law-rip/

Sam The Dog Feb 06, 2020 12:09 PM
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No President has ever been impeached for something that isn't a crime. Plus, when you basically stipulate to the charges presented and determine it's not an impeachable offense anyway, you don't need further witness to prove something you've already agreed to. That is why this impeachment is different than others.

a-1582341579 Feb 06, 2020 11:47 AM
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Too bad the House sent over untriable issues as grounds for their "impeachment" charge against the elected head of the Executive Branch. Can't try "abuse of power". That is an opinion. Nor can opinion be justified by strings of hearsay evidence. Repeated anecdote simply does not become triable fact. Can't try obstruction of Congress either, since only SCOTUS rules over conflicts between two separate and equal branches of government. House refused to wait for a SCOTUS interpretation of their alleged multi-branch obstruction charge. This was a very botched "impeachment" case. Why did the Democrats do it? That is what everyone is asking.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 06:19 PM
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No impeachment trial of any official, from President on down, has not offered witnesses and evidence during the actual trial. The House indicts, the Senate tries.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 02:24 PM
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The Senate had the duty to rule on the articles and supporting documents sent over by the House. The House had the duty to build their case. How do you feel about the paucity of evidence sent to support the House charges, that led to the acquittal on all charges? There was no Senate duty to make an independent case for impeachment, that the House refused to make themselves. The charge of impeachment rests exclusively with the House. The US Constitution remains an elegant model for a shared system governance.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 02:13 PM
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2:05 - is that "partisan impeachment" any less hollow than a rigged trial with no witnesses or evidence allowed? Just curious how you feel about sham "trials"....

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 01:58 PM
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"Hundreds of people" showing up in a population area of 250,000 people demonstrates exactly what message? Disinterest in the topic, is my guess.

mp805 Feb 06, 2020 12:26 PM
Impeachment Rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse

Fortunately, the people will voice the final verdict and judgement on November 3rd when Trump is reelected to 4 more years. Fair Trial? This exercise showcased by the Democrats pushed by the progressives was a purely political process and a huge miscalculation. Sad!

Sam The Dog Feb 06, 2020 12:11 PM
Impeachment Rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse

The House has passed hundreds of partisan bills, which is why they haven't been allowed to be voted on in the Senate. Get some bi-partisan legislation going, and they'll vote on it in the senate. Have people forgotten that politicians need to work together and comprise in order to whats best for ALL Americans rather than just those that are in their specific party?

a-1582341579 Feb 06, 2020 08:59 AM
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MP805 - way to be original.... but also, you can't be "acquitted" without a fair trial. You know, one that allows evidence and witness testimony.... like they would have in AMERICA. Remember that great place?

jqb Feb 05, 2020 11:18 PM
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The House has passed hundreds of bills, which Moscow Mitch McConnell has refused to allow to be voted on in the Senate. But these are facts, and right wingers averse to those.

Get over it Feb 05, 2020 08:28 PM
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Get back too? They never started! The most worthless congress in history! How much money have WE spent on this stupid political goose chase? Get over losing an election and do your job!

oceandrew Feb 05, 2020 02:11 PM
Impeachment Rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse

I hope if I were ever to find myself in a court of law that I can pack the jury with friends and family but also dictate what evidence and witnesses get to be called on to testify. What a superlative system of justice we have here that makes feudalism look rather democratic.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 02:02 PM
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IMPEACHED by a 100% partisan vote - just what the Founders warned against. Evidence of their own party's abuse of power. But since "identity politics" is supreme among this impeaching party, they put their own partisan label on their failed attempt to overturn the 2016 election. Forever.

a-1582341579 Dec 22, 2019 08:35 AM
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My long-time neighbor told me that this impeachment is not an impeachment until the articles of impeachment are passed on to the Senate. I've gone to online versions of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and it's true: Trump is not quite impeached yet (similar to a grand jury indicting someone, but not filing the papers to send to trial.....or something like that as I'm no lawyer. Yikes! Plus, Nancy Pelosi is being urged to NOT turn over the articles, and wait until just before the 2020 election. Say what? We were sold a pile of lies/lies/lies. Uh oh, and now it appears that John Brennan is reallllly going to be in hot water. Uh oh....

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 06:22 PM
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William Jefferson Clinton: Impeached Forever. How much does that matter? And Bill Clinton's impeachment was a bi-partisan, unlike this 100% Democrat-managed House Star Chamber.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 02:16 PM
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DEC 22, 2019 08:35 AM ======Trump has been impeached. End of story. This stigma will stand until the end of time. Please look up the meaning of the term "impeachment."

Shasta Guy Dec 20, 2019 06:13 PM
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We live in a fantastic nation where we can express our views in public and here on this forum. I support everyone’s right to express themselves, even when I don’t share their sentiment. Let’s do our best not to be mean to each other because that doesn’t build up community.

Sal15puedes Dec 20, 2019 09:57 AM
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Has the online comment world been taken over by reactionary intolerance? There is so much to be done environmentally, educationally, economically, just because we've been deregulating polluters, banks, guns and gazillionaires in general and you and I are still alive does not mean we can keep doing it into perpetuity. There is an ongoing global refugee crisis, nationalistic strongmen are being elected, we're experiencing historic surges in extinctions, there's an ever widening chasm between the rich and everyone else, mass shootings are becoming a lot more common, there's so much to address and de-escalate if we are going to thrive as a species. we need to follow through on Reconstruction and the Enlightenment while we're at it. I thought Santa Barbara was an enlightened community, you wouldn't know it by reading this comments section.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 06:32 PM
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Santa Barbara had long been a "progressive" Democrat bubble community. Recent winds of change have shifted this former reputation. Changing is who we are today. Mainly because the Democrat Party itself changed and lost their former general appeal for most prior voters. Democrats today, and in this community particularly, gradually became the party of very narrow self-interests and little else. Our city is now obviously suffering long term because of this defection by the insider Democrat Party. New residents pick up this Democrat malaise immediately.

jqb Feb 05, 2020 05:27 PM
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"I thought Santa Barbara was an enlightened community, you wouldn't know it by reading this comments section." -- The comment section here is not representative of Santa Barbara.

a-1582341579 Feb 05, 2020 02:18 PM
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DEC 20, 2019 04:27 PM Thanks for that. I sure hope this is the case. Edhat comment sections seem to be getting more and more aggro every day.

a-1582341579 Dec 22, 2019 08:57 AM
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It's just a reflection of what some of the very important people in the world are saying. Smart people who have a grasp on reality, like Robert DeNiro: “There has not been one thing about this person (Trump) that has been redeeming, as far as I can see. Nothing. For the Republicans who have fallen in line with him, I don’t understand it. It’s a disgrace. It’s beyond a disgrace. Shame on them. Shame on all of them.” He added, “Pigs have dignity. He has no dignity. He is a disgrace to the human race.” De Niro continued, “I’d like to see a bag of shit right in his face. Hit him right in the face like that, and let the picture go all over the world.”////////Pigs and Shit. Shit and Pigs. Thank you Bob for your opinion.

macpuzl Dec 20, 2019 04:27 PM
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We have a voluble group of the reactionary trolls that were booted off Noozhawk and the Indy comment sections and roosted here, and they comment under multiple identities, so it seems much worse than it is. Really, most of the people you encounter are not as stupid as the impressions you get from reading the Edhat comments.

a-1582341579 Dec 20, 2019 08:40 AM
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I have to say how disappointed I feel reading all of these comments. We are so divided and just spewing hate towards those who do not hold our same views. Both sides. Calling each other names. I am not even going to put my view on here.

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