Eight Elected Democrats Arrested At Illegal Immigration Rally
Remember when we were told that the Park Service gave the rally a permit because it was about Free Speech? 1st Amendment stuff? What about the part where they were not “demonstrating peaceably”?
(Politico) Nationwide demonstrations calling for comprehensive immigration reform culminated with a rally in Washington on Tuesday to forcefully press lawmakers to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws this year.
In an attempt to ramp up the heat on their colleagues, eight members of Congress joined advocacy leaders and were arrested in a show of civil disobedience designed to send a message to act on immigration reform — an issue that has so far stalled on Capitol Hill amid a showdown over fiscal policy.
John Lewis (D-Ga) was joined by fellow Democratic Reps. Charlie Rangel of New York, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Joe Crowley of New York, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Al Green of Texas in blocking the streets near the National Mall to bring attention to their efforts, subsequently getting arrested.
Hey, this is fun
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Article II, Section 4. Getting arrested sure sounds like a Misdemeanor while agitating for people who have broken our laws. But, we can’t leave open air monuments un-Barrycaded, but we can have dozens and dozens of police available to deal with this mess of scoff-laws. Even more fun
— Roy Rogers (@Roy__Rogers) October 8, 2013