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Group gathers on Upstate overpass with 'Impeach Obama' signs

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A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina) A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina)
A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina) A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina)
A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina) A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina)
A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina) A Spartanburg County group holds signs calling for the President's impeachment. (August 3, 2013. FOX Carolina)

A group of people in Spartanburg County held signs and banners, with messages like "Impeach Obama," on an overpass Saturday morning.

Their other signs had similar messages, like "Honk to impeach" and "Wake Up America." The group gathered on the New Cut Road overpass along I-85. 

Their signs are just a few of many others that are expected to be seen on overpasses across the country this weekend, asking for answers on everything from Benghazi to the IRS scandal, and calling for impeachment proceedings to begin.

Genie Heist is one of the state organizers for the effort and said getting political is a first for her.

"I have been so incensed about what's going on in this country and the lack of leadership and hiding things, that I felt like I had to get involved," she said.

And her reasons for impeachment are many.

"The coverup of Benghazi, the IRS scandals, 'Fast and Furious', selling arms to our enemies, to terrorists, supporting terrorists, sending money to Libya, to Syria," she said.

State Senator Glenn Reese, a Democrat from Spartanburg County, recognizes the right to protest, but believes the group may be rushing to judgment.

He said all of the issues are controversial and said, "I don't think anyone has a handle on anything that's been done technically wrong at this point."

Reese knows Obama personally, having met him while he was campaigning in South Carolina.

"Let the process work," Reese said. "I don't think he's done anything to be impeached for, and even if the impeachment process happened, I don't think he'd be thrown out of office."

Process or not, Heist said she has support for local efforts and from all political parties.

"We're not affiliated with any party or any activist party. We are just grassroots people who care," Heist said.

Another nationwide effort is set for Tuesday.

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