“Are you an American or a Republican? U can’t be both?”
San Francisco will continue to show the way for Progressive values exemplified by Speaker Nancy Pelosi who tore up The wannabe President’s mindless and incendiary speech in front of the worldwide media and her Congressional companions.
It sent the clueless Republicans into bloviation overdrive.
This poster says it all about the spineless, cowardly and totally cowed by the Clown in the White House Republicans who allowed this Huckster to walk away and continue his destruction of the nation’s political system.
Not one shred of integrity has been exhibited by these trolls.
San Francisco Chronicle 2.5.2020
Dozens of protesters rallied at Market and Powell streets in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon to protest the acquittal of President Trump, accusing the GOP of a cover-up.
Activists with community organization Indivisible SF organized the gathering to protest Trump, who was acquitted Wednesday by the Senate of both impeachment charges of abusing his power and obstruction of Congress.
Megan McCrea, 34, said the United States’ system of checks and balances failed when the Senate acquitted Trump, calling the verdict a “cover-up.” She joined dozens of other participants and speakers in calling for people to register to vote ahead of the November election.
“(Trump) is now completely emboldened to do any lawless behavior that he wants to do to try to get reelected,” McCrea said.
Indivisible activists said the gathering was part of a nationwide day of action calling for accountability in what they call a “cover-up” by the GOP-controlled Senate to protect Trump from removal from office.
Some protesters pulled black handkerchiefs over their eyes, others pulled knitted pink caps over their heads, and chanted, “Move Trump, get out the way, get out the way, Trump, get out the way,” to the beat of a Ludacris song. One woman dressed in a red cape and white bonnet, the style of enslaved women in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian book, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Theresa Kaviani, of Lafayette, wore a green khaki jacket with the phrase, “I do care, and you should to” in white lettering — a response to the jacket First Lady Melania Trump wore the day she visited a shelter for migrant children near the Texas border.
“I heard them reading out the verdict and I think this country has allowed our democracy to die, I really do,” Kaviani said through tears, her voice breaking. “I think it’s emotional whenever a criminal is acquitted.”
Paul Hazell, and his husband, Graham Cruiskshank, both 52 of Richmond, thrust handmade caricatures of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump in the air and listened to speakers take turns at the microphone near the cable car turnaround, joining in on chants of, “Vote him out.”
Cruiskshank said he felt a sense of responsibility to protest the acquittal on behalf of his students at Pacifica’s Oceana High School, whom he says have disclosed fears of being targeted by the Trump Administration’s rhetoric because they are undocumented immigrants or they identify as LGBTQ.
“Right now we’re left with one primary option, and that is the election,” Cruiskshank said. “We all have to get behind that (Democratic) candidate, even if that wasn’t our first choice. We have to rally.”