Alabama among targets of protest group responding to potential Mueller firing
Congressional Democrats and other groups have been quick to blame President Trump for his actions in response to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe concerning potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
In light of a report published last week by The New York Times claiming that President Trump had tried to fire Mr. Mueller in June of last year, it’s all hands on deck at TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org, a website devoted to organizing protests across the country in the event that Mr. Mueller is actually fired.
Supported by the leftist online platform MoveOn.org, the website has garnered a following of protesters angry about Mr. Trump’s treatment of the special counsel.
So far, the organization has scheduled five events in Alabama, in Birmingham, Florence, Huntsville, Mobile and Tuscaloosa, regardless of the fact that a majority of residents in these areas support President Trump and his efforts to cooperate with the Russia investigation. The hosts of the planned protests in the state were contacted for comment, but none responded.
Calling these protests “Nobody is Above the Law rallies,” the group aims to be a rapid response resembling a grassroots movement throughout the nation.
The site includes a slew of resources for hosts and participants of the local protests, including sample recruitment emails, suggested chants and printable placard designs.
Despite the national scope of the planned events, the website and affiliated sources make no attempt to hide a partisan bias that seeks to bypass the individual opinions of majority Republican states like Alabama.
“Trump is clearly becoming more unhinged as Mueller gets closer to the truth,” says a write-up on Indivisible.org, a site also seeking to organize action in response to the Russia investigation, calling concerns about conflict of interest issues surrounding Mr. Mueller “the Republican smear campaign.”
By using extreme, militaristic language, these sites hope to stage events that argue for President Trump’s impeachment, despite Congress repeatedly finding such accusations unfounded.
“Let’s mobilize to show that we won’t let Donald Trump become the authoritarian that he aspires to be,” says the homepage of TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org.
Yet even in Alabama and other states where a majority of residents support the president, protest groups like this one plan to ignore those who argue that Trump is justified in his actions so far. But of course, what the result of all this protest planning will be, is yet to be seen.