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Alex Sealey of Union stands on the Foothill Road overpass Thursday as part of the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment movement. Sealey is one of 39,000 nationwide members of the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment. The movement started in mid June and has steadily grown since. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
Alex Sealey part of nationwide push to have Obama impeached
A Union man is encouraged by the support he is receiving as he participates in a national drive to get President Barack Obama impeached.
Alex Sealey is part of the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment movement. Its participants stand on freeway and highway overpasses with signs calling for Obama’s ouster.
Sealey stands on the Foothill Road overpass of Interstate 84 about two miles east of the Reynolds Rest Area for 1-1/2 to 2 hours on many afternoons holding Obama impeachment signs and an American flag. Many drivers indicate that they support him, Sealey said.
“One trucker was so enthusiastic that he honked going one way and minutes later came in the opposite direction so he could honk again,” Sealey said.
But not everyone honks in agreement with Sealey. He said that about 1 in 20 drivers signal their displeasure with him, sometimes with objectionable gestures.
Sealey began his overpass protest on Aug. 4. On some afternoons, he brings his wife and two young children but on most days he comes alone.
Sealey likes the Foothill Road overpass because there is a lot of traffic.
“One afternoon, I counted 318 vehicles going in one direction over a 45-minute period,” Sealey said.
He also likes it because there is a cooling breeze.
On particularly hot days, the Union resident drinks about a gallon of water during his overpass sessions.
Sealey is one of 39,000 nationwide members of the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment. The movement started in mid-June and has steadily grown since.
The organization contends that Obama should be impeached because he has allegedly lied to and illegally spied on the American people, allegedly signed unconstitutional laws into effect and overseen improper Internal Revenue Service activity.
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment not only wants to kick the president out of office but also to remove members of Congress who support him.
Sealey plans to continue coming to the Foothill Road overpass regularly until Obama is impeached or out of office. This means he stands in protest during the coming winter months.
“I used to work in Montana so I’m used to the cold,” he said. “I won’t mind it.”