Syracuse Community Members Plan Protest to Remind Katko That ‘Nobody Is Above the Law ‘ (Location Change)

According to activists, “Katko Shunned Constituent Who Asked Whether the President Should Be Able to Pressure a Foreign Government to Interfere in Our Elections”

Syracuse community members will gather outside of the Federal Office Building on Monday, Oct. 28, and demand that Congress support the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump. Speakers include constitutional law and policy experts and constituents, including a constituent who Representative John Katko shunned in a well-publicized incident where he attempted to ask the Congressman whether the president should be able to pressure a foreign government to interfere in our elections.

At the event, Syracuse residents will emphasize that withholding military aid to pressure another county into acting to help a U.S. political campaign is an impeachable offense and that nobody, including the president of the United States, is above the law.

This rally occurs as the support for impeachment grows. ​A Quinnipiac poll revealed that 55% of respondents support the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Rep. John Katko

Organizers of the rally are disturbed by U.S. Rep. John Katko’s (R-N.Y.) lack of willingness to discuss the impeachment inquiry with constituents and fear that Katko and other enablers aren’t willing to enforce the law as it applies to the president. Two weeks ago, organizers held a town hall on impeachment that Katko declined to participate in. In addition, the organizers sought to schedule a meeting with the Congressman but did not receive a response from their office.

​Constitutional scholars Thomas Keck, David Driesen are scheduled, in addition to Frank D’Agostino. The protest will begin at​ 12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28   ​Outside of Rep. John Katko’s Office, 440 S Warren St., Syracuse, N.Y