Just hours after Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of forcing attorney general Jeff Sessions to resign, hundreds of pro-Mueller demonstrations have been planned.
The effort is dubbed “Nobody is Above the Law – Mueller Protection Rapid Response” and is being organized by MoveOn.org. The website is calling for massive protests on Thursday, Nov. 8 in response to the Sessions firing.
So far, more than 900 events have already been planned, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on Twitter a short time ago:
Apparently 900+ #ProtectMueller events and protests planned for tomorrow already.
List is here by state and town…https://t.co/faUwNbPy0L
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) November 7, 2018
Trump continues to cross red lines
According to the website, Wednesday’s firing of Sessions “crossed a red line” and Trump is increasingly a “threat to our democracy.”
More from the MoveOn.org Civic Action website:
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the situation develops.
On Tuesday night, the American people spoke loudly and clearly by sending more Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives. Voters want this president to be held accountable.
Now, as Trump moves quickly to choke off the Mueller investigation hours are the polls closed, the American people are showing that Tuesday was only the beginning of their renewed commitment to being more engaged.
They are ready to take to the streets as Trump continues on this destructive course toward a constitutional crisis.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.