The democratic party is struggling to nail down its identity for 2020, with a well-saturated field of candidates pulling the organization in several distinct directions.
It sounds a bit like a progressive breakfast buffet rundown, with your universal basic income, your democratic socialism, and your climate alarmism…just to name a few.
But there is one theme within the party that tends to stand out as possibly its only united front: Resisting President Donald Trump. It truly is one of the only things that the entire cabal can agree on.
For many, the ultimate act of “resistance” can only come in the form of impeachment – something that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been vociferously opposed to, week in and week out.
Her constituents feel much differently on the matter, and crashed an event that Madam Speaker was attending, just to give Pelosi a piece of their mind.
Progressive activists crashed an award ceremony honoring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a San Francisco hotel on Wednesday night, demanding she support the introduction of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Armed with signs that read “We can’t wait,” demonstrators stood on chairs while shouting, “Which side are you on, Pelosi? Impeach!” inside the InterContinental hotel, where the San Francisco Democrat Party members honored the longtime California lawmaker with a lifetime achievement award.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
“Impeach Trump now!” shouted activists, who initially had been quietly seated in the audience. One woman, Thais Marques, screamed into the packed room that her “people are being killed by white supremacists” across the country. She demanded action from Pelosi. Another activist said, “We are your constituents.”
Pelosi supporters tried to drown out the activists, chanting, “Let her speak” and waving signs of Pelosi’s face superimposed onto Rosie the Riveter’s likeness. Others opted to say “hush” in deep, hoarse voices, while others screamed, “Sit down!”
Pelosi continued with her remarks and quipped that the energy in the ballroom was “making me feel right at home,” a remark that was met with raucous cheers from the crowd.
Pelosi has long espoused the belief that a failed attempt to impeach and remove President Trump would only bolster his reelection chances comes 2020, as he’d be able to hang his hat on such a profound political victory.