COLORADO SPRINGS — The ripple effects of the impeachment proceedings hit home in Colorado Springs on Saturday, with two different public displays voicing their opinions on the matter. One, a rally in support of the president with Representative Doug Lamborn addressing the audience, and the other, the annual Womxn's March. While people on both sides of the issue may want to see different results in the upcoming presidential election, they do agree on one thing: they do not believe President Trump will be removed from his office because of the impeachment process.
Those at the Womxn's March said they are advocating for a number of issues, ranging from reproductive rights to environmental justice. We spoke with one woman there who said she hopes to see President Trump voted out of office in the election. "I think there's a little dissent in the Democratic party, but I think we'll all come together, and I think we'll get him out... I'm going to vote blue, no matter who," said Sheri Orinjock, who walked in the Womxn's March.
Another participant in the Womxn's March, Allison Cotton, said voting is very important this year. "The Democrats have done an excellent job of presenting the case against the president. Democracy needs to be restored in the United States of America, which means that witnesses and documents in a trial are absolutely needed. So, the fact that the Republicans have blocked witnesses and documents from a trial, just think about that," said Cotton.
However, there are other people in Colorado Springs who feel differently, and some of them gathered at a rally at the GOP Headquarters where Representative Lamborn spoke. "They really have no credible evidence that rises to the level of an impeachable offense, and I think the American people are starting to see that," said Representative Lamborn.
One of the attendees at the rally feels the impeachment is an attempt to hurt President Trump's chances of winning the election. "I don't want it tarnishing him one iota. He doesn't deserve it, he's a great man, he's a great president, and I'll fight to defend him," said Stephen Lamm.
Cotton said everyone should be able to express their opinion, but she hopes the country can do so with respect to one another.