The activist group Indivisible Charleston held a rally in front of Sen. Tim Scott’s office at North Charleston City Hall Tues., calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The group believes Sessions committed perjury during his Senate confirmation hearings last month.
The group’s Facebook page promoted the event as a Resist Trump rally. It called up supporters to “do everything in your power to resist the new administration’s attempt to attack our community and dismantle our democracy.” Allied groups MoveOn, Working Families Party, Democracy for America and the NAACP were expected to join the rally. See the group’s Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275235986231506/
Indivisible Charleston leader Missy Ricker said the group’s objective is to “have our voices heard by members of Congress in defense of inclusion, equality and respect.” She described the group as non-partisan and united behind shared values.
Indivisible Charleston has participated in raucous Town Hall events in recent weeks involving Scott and Rep. Mark Sanford in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston, often shouting out questions or booing responses. An earlier event with Sanford at Kelly’s BBQ in Ladson featured a much more collegial tone.
Ricker praised Scott and Sanford for participating in the Town Hall events. She said members of her group have had meetings with the staffs of both elected officials and believes their concerns about the Trump Administration have been well-received. Ricker will deliver individually written report cards grading Sen. Scott’s Town Hall responses on Feb. 25, ranging from the Affordable Care Act to offshore drilling to his office staff.
A Charleston-area Town Hall with Sen. Lindsey Graham is in the works for Sat., Apr. 15. Ricker said the group is also working with the staff of Rep. Jim Clyburn at the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) union hall on Morrison Dr. downtown.