Tonight, Corvallis Protest to Join Nationwide “Impeach and Remove” Event

Indivisible Benton County will be holding an Impeach and Remove Rally this week at the Benton County Courthouse. The event is one of 602 rallies taking place across all 50 states, as part of the “Nobody is Above the Law” movement.   

The protest is intended to take place at 5:30 P.M. the night before the House of Representatives votes on the articles of impeachment. As the House is expected to vote on Wednesday, the rally will ostensibly happen tonight. In Benton County, the protest will take place at Historic Courthouse, in downtown Corvallis.  

According to the event website, “The day that the House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald Trump will be a historic moment that will shape the trajectory of our country for years to come. We need to make sure that the public support for impeachment that has driven Congress to act is part of that moment and is the closing argument that members of Congress hear before they cast their vote—whatever it may be.  

“House members will head to the vote the following day with the voices of their constituents urging them to act.”   

The “Nobody Is Above the Law” campaign is supported by 54 organizations, including Indivisible, the organizer for the Benton County rally. Indivisible is a nationwide movement inspired by “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” a passive resistance manual penned by former congressional staffers.   

The event is hosted by Taryn Bazurto, a member of Indivisible Benton County and Vice-Chair and Precinct Committee Person for Benton County Democrats. Presumably, if the congressional vote is moved to Thursday, the event may take place on Wednesday, instead.  

By Brandon Urey