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Protestors call on McConnell for accountability

Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 19:44:49-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The President was impeached in the House and now the decision rests on the Senate where Mitch McConnell is the Majority Leader.

Monday morning in Lexington, protesters stood on Harrodsburg Road at Corporate Drive near McConnell's office calling for a fair trial.

"This is all about our democracy and our Constitution. We're not asking Mitch McConnell to, you know, turn on Trump, we're asking Mitch McConnell the to his duty as the you know the leader of the Senate," explained Aaron Viles, the organizer of Save our Democracy.

The protest, organized by Save our Democracy, ran from 8:30 to 10:00 Monday morning as part of what protesters called "Mitch Mondays."

Viles explained, "We're gonna come out every Monday before the holidays, you know, as he's home for the holidays. We're going to try to be as loud as visible as possible, urging him to, you know, to deliver fair justice-- impartial justice, a fair trial with witnesses."

Protester Chuck Eddy said he stood on the side of the road all morning for a reason.

"There's no question in my mind, and it bothers me immensely that there are people who are willing to excuse that that's just wrong. That's the kind of thing you excuse from an authoritarian leader, not from somebody democratically elected. And Trump was democratically elected but he's not, he's not doing what he should do as a President when he asked Ukraine for help." Eddy continued, "That was really the straw that broke the camel's back."

The intersection was full of honks and shouts from drivers who read the signs.

"We're seeing a lot of folks are giving us thumbs up or honking their horn showing support," Viles said. "His supporters need to see that he's the, he's the roadblock between a fair trial and just more injustice."