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Group protests President Obama on I-90 Overpass


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – People driving by Exit 2 on Interstate 90 Saturday afternoon might have noticed a dozen protesters holding "Impeach Obama" signs on the overpass.

The group is part of a nationwide effort called Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment.

The La Crosse protesters said they're a non-partisan group of Americans unhappy with the president's leadership.

Overpass protester Jerry Miller accused the administration of hiding information when it comes to the National Security Agency monitoring American's phones and emails, claims that the Internal Revenue Service is targeting conservative groups, and the way the government handled the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

He hopes this protest opens the eyes of congress to impeach the president.

"Well we hope just to wake everybody up, to take notice and to listen to their constituents. ‘Cause they're not doing their job," Miller said. "They need to stand up and they need to fight against Obama and his administration. They need to start demanding answers."

The La Crosse County Democrats said the "overpass" effort has many similarities to the Tea Party – who also describes themselves as "non-partisan."

The Democrats said the president did not act unconstitutionally so there are no grounds to impeach him.

"You have people (in government) who absolutely will not do anything. You have people who will not appoint judges, they will not approve any appointments of judges, especially in the court system in Washington D.C. These people are impossible. (Obama's) doing the best he can," said Marcia Wine, vice chair of the La Crosse County Democratic Party.

Political science professor Tim Dale said every president has faced this type of opposition and it is very unlikely President Obama will be impeached.

According to the U.S. Constitution, a president can only be impeached "treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors."

A majority of the House of Representatives has to vote to pass allocations of impeachment – Bill Clinton was technically impeached.

Then the Senate serves as trial court. A two-thirds majority would have to vote to remove

the president.

More information on Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment can be found here.

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