Momentum Carries Protesters to "Resist Trump Tuesday" Rally in Raleigh

Momentum Carries Protesters to "Resist Trump Tuesday" Rally in Raleigh

Protesters revved up by Saturday’s march in Raleigh kept the momentum going with a rally in front of the office of Senator Thom Tillis this afternoon, urging the Republican leader to oppose President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in an action they dubbed “resist Trump Tuesday.”

The rally was one of a number of actions planned nationwide by MoveOn.org, the Working Families Party, and People’s Action, urging Senate members to resist a handful of Trump’s proposed Cabinet members and delay confirmations until the public is presented with more information on each of the nominees. Attendees were opposed to the confirmations of five nominees they deemed the #SwampCabinet: Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General; former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State; Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price for Department of Health and Human Services; billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education; and former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin to lead the Department of the Treasury.

The rally was led by Karen Ziegler, a retired nurse practitioner, and Nancy Jacobs, a retired teacher.…

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