Source: Emily Zanotti

MoveOn.org kicked off a nationwide campaign to impeach President Donald Trump Saturday with a series of “#ImpeachTrump” rallies and a “Day of Action” meant to inspire the far left to pressure Congressional legislators to undertake impeachment proceedings — even though the idea is generally unpalatale to most Americans.

But things didn’t quite go as planned.

The Washington Times reports that MoveOn.org expected massive turnout at 120 events in cities and towns throughout the country.

“Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment,” MoveOn.org claims on their website, Impeach.org. “The time is now to push every member of Congress to act on behalf of the constituents, country and Constitution and begin impeachment now.”

MoveOn partnered with around two dozen organizations on the event, including activist group, Indivisible, the national Women’s March, Democracy for America, and CREDO, and looped in celebrities like Chelsea Handler and members of the cast and crew of “Modern Family” to help promote the event. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who is leading the impeachment charge in the House of Represetatives, was among those legislators and high-profile guests invited to speak at the rallies.

But if their intent was to create the impression that hundreds of thousands of Americans stood at the ready to impeach President Donald Trump, the effort failed miserably. Across the country, turnout was sparse, even in dedicated leftist strongholds.

In Portland, Oregon, “dozens” of protesters “packed” a park to listen to speakers talk about Trump’s sins against democracy.

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