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Group of protesters in Latham call for Obama's impeachment

Posted at: 09/28/2013 2:28 PM
Updated at: 09/29/2013 8:41 AM
By: Dan Bazile



A small group calling for the President's impeachment held a rally in Latham Saturday. While they feel Obamacare needs to go, they don't want the government to shutdown because of it.

Some cars honked as they drove by on the SPUI at Exit 6 on the Northway, one of the busiest intersections in the Capital Region. The motorists were reacting to signs saying President Barack Obama has to go.

“It's time for people to stand up and wake up, start paying attention and start learning the facts,” says one protester of a group that calls themselves ‘Overpass for Obama’s Impeachment’.

They say similar protests were going on simultaneously across the country. They have a list of what they feel are impeachable offenses by the President.

“Benghazi, the fast and furious, the list goes on, IRS, Obamacare,” says one protester.

The Obamacare debate was under the microscope this week when republicans in the house tried to defund the healthcare law, but senate democrats stripped that republican-backed provision and sent a clean budget bill back to the house.

The house began a rare session today to address that legislation. A government shutdown looms and the President had a warning for congress, “My message to Congress is this. Do not shut down the government. Do not shut down the economy. Pass a budget on time. Pay our bills on time.”

Congress has until midnight on Monday or it'll be the first partial shutdown of government in almost 20 years. That means paychecks to the military and public access to national parks would be suspended and federal workers furloughed.

The overpasses group says republicans in the house are divided, but as much as they want the President gone and Obamacare defunded, they don't want to shut down the government to do it.