Nearly 50 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside of Rep. Jared Golden’s district office in downtown Bangor on Wednesday morning in an effort to pressure Golden to vote against impeachment.
The demonstration was organized by the Republican National Committee and the Maine Republican Party. The goal of the event was to tell Golden, a Democrat, that a vote in favor of impeachment would be a vote against his constituents, said Nina McLaughlin, an RNC spokesperson.
“District 2 is a Trump plus-10 district,” McLaughlin said, referring to Trump’s 10-point victory margin in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in 2016. “Jared Golden is choosing party over people.”
The demonstration was part of the Republicans’ “Stop the Madness” campaign, a series of protests throughout the country in support of the Trump administration. McLaughlin said that “the energy has grown” with each local event.