DENVER (CBS4)– Dozens of people gathered outside of Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office Thursday night, demanding a fair impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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“I’m worried about our democracy, I’m worried about what our representatives are representing, it’s not us. I feel like it’s important for all of us to have a voice,” Cat Stone told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.
Organizers say they want Gardner, a Republican representing Colorado on Capitol Hill, to support a fair impeachment trial so that the American people can hear all the evidence, including key testimony, directly from witnesses. On Thursday, Senators took an oath of impartial justice as jurors.
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“The people are the ones who are going to keep our government officials honest. If this was behind closed doors who knows what would happen, but with America watching I feel very optimistic that things will go fairly,” said Stone.
Activists told CBS4 that the rally was part of a nationwide, grassroots effort to ensure Congress holds President Donald Trump accountable for using military aid.
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“We have to make sure that they hear our voices from here in Colorado so that their votes are reflective of the people of the state of Colorado.”