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A Divided Country Speaks Up Ahead Of House Impeachment Vote

There are over 500 separate rallies calling for the impeachment of President Trump planned across the U.S. Tuesday night ahead of the full House vote on impeachment.

These rallies — and planned counterprotests — speak to an impassioned yet highly divided electorate.

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Americans’ views of impeachment divided and unchanged: 48% of the country opposes the impeachment of President Trump, while 47% supports it.

So what compels people on both sides to hit the streets?

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley checks in with organizers from both sides in Pennsylvania’s first congressional district in Bucks County, a swing district where Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016 but where Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick still holds a seat and is set to vote “no” on impeachment.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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