The intersection of Nevada Highway 160 and Crawford Way in the heart of town was the setting for a rally in support of President Donald Trump early Wednesday afternoon.
Several dozen supporters carrying banners, flags and signs decrying the current U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry were met with blaring horns as motorists passed through the intersection, many of which appeared to support the group’s message.
There were also a few gestures by some motorists, involving a certain appendage on one’s hand.
Nevada District 36 Assemblyman Greg Hafen II was present at the rally.
Hafen, who was recently named as the Rural Chairman for Trump’s re-election campaign for the entire state of Nevada, spoke about the gathering, where several supporters were actually strapped with firearms.
“This is a stop the impeachment rally,” Hafen said. “We feel that what the Democrats are doing is not the right process. It’s never been done before. They are not taking it to a vote of the entire House, and we want to send a message that here in rural Nevada, we support our president, we support the process, and what they are doing is not right.
“We have a lot of support out here today. It’s absolutely exciting to see how many people are out here to support our president.”
Hunting for the truth
When queried about the origins of Trump’s impeachment inquiry, and whether any American is above the law, Hafen appeared to deflect the question onto a different topic of discussion.
“I think the bigger question is what Hunter Biden did and I think we need to get to the bottom of what actually happened there,” he said. “I think our president went to look to find out what the truth is and what actually happened and that’s actually his job to do. We are all here to stand with our president.”
Difference of opinion
Though Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, admitted on national television that he asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter for political purposes, Hafen disagreed.
“He didn’t go looking to dig up dirt on Biden,” Hafen said. “He asked to find out what Hunter Biden did. Hunter Biden is not running and we need to get to the bottom of what Hunter Biden did. Or didn’t do. If he’s innocent, he should have his name cleared.”
Calling Wednesday’s event a grassroots to show support to our president, Hafen said there are other similar rallies scheduled across the Silver State, including Boulder City and Carson City.
“I was just told that there might be something going on in Washington D.C. as well,” he also said.
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In case you missed it
Moderate House Democrats reluctant to impeach President Donald Trump — including Nye County’s congressman — jumped on the bandwagon in September following allegations the Ukranian president was pressured to investigate a Trump political rival.
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, whose district includes Nye County, and Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nevada, said they back a House impeachment inquiry into the president following the disclosure about Trump’s request of the Ukranian president to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a Democratic frontrunner for that party’s nomination.
In a joint statement, Horsford and Lee said “we were elected to fight against corruption.”
“Now, our commitment to root out corruption has forced us to consider the most powerful tool for accountability,” they said, “that of impeachment.”
Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Horsford’s seat, issued a statement Tuesday in response to Horsford’s decision.
“Steven Horsford is showing himself to be just another cog in Nancy Pelosi’s partisan political machine,” Blundo’s statement read. “We don’t need more endless investigations of the president. We don’t need more grandstanding on CNN. We need more jobs, higher wages, health care reform, and a secure border.”
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal/Pahrump Valley Times
At a glance
With just more than a year until the 2020 presidential election, the campaigns for the contenders seeking the White House are quickly establishing roots all over the country and it is no different for President Donald Trump, who has set his sights on another four years as America’s commander-in-chief.
In Nevada, Trump’s re-election campaign team is taking shape with a key position, that of Nevada Rural Chair, going to a Pahrump local, Nevada Assemblyman Greg Hafen II.
Source: Pahrump Valley Times