PORTLAND, Ore. — Dozens of demonstrators in Portland on Saturday called for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
The rally was one of more than 100 scheduled to take place across the country. Demonstrations were also planned in Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Silverton, Yachats and Ashland, according to MoveOn.org.
The Portland rally was held at Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland.
“An impeachment inquiry is the best way for Congress to continue to investigate Trump's crimes, misconduct, and abuse of power,” a statement on the event’s website said.
Oregon Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who supports an impeachment inquiry, was one of the speakers at the Portland rally.
“It’s pretty obvious to anybody who is paying attention that [Trump] has crossed the line repeatedly,” he said.
Blumenauer cited Trump's comments earlier this week about being willing to accept a foreign power's help in the 2020 election as a reason for an impeachment inquiry. Trump later walked back the comment, saying he would "of course" report foreign dirt to the federal government.
Blumenauer previously said the Mueller Report provided “a treasure trove of information” and should be further investigated for potential impeachable offenses by Trump.
President Trump has said lawmakers don’t have evidence of an impeachable offense.