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Upstate overpass protesters take 'impeach Obama' mission national

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

They're calling the president a liar. As they stand on highway overpasses, a group in Spartanburg hopes Congress will take action to impeach him.

The group is calling itself Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment. They've protested before, but Tuesday the movement went national.

Aug. 6 was the National Patriot Wave, and while some people were out in Spartanburg County, above I-85, others were in places like Arkansas, Upstate New York, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and others.

The group held signs saying things like "Wake up," "Obama lies" and "Give me liberty." They said they want answers on topics like Benghazi and the IRS scandal, and they want Congress to get moving on impeaching the president over these controversies. Though there were just a few of them there on New Cut Road, in Spartanburg County, they thought their message was being heard.

"We have had lots of horn blows. A lot of emergency vehicles have flashed their lights. We've had a lot. It's been noisy out here today," said the regional leader, Kelly Sharpton.

State Sen. Glenn Reese, a Democrat who knows President Obama personally, thinks that standing on a bridge won't necessarily help. He said Congress is on vacation now, so if they really want to impeach the president, they need to go talk to their senators and congressmen and tell them to start the process after Labor Day.

"If there is wrongdoing, then the impeachment process is there to uncover this stuff and get things straightened out. But I don't think there's really anything there too much," said Reese.

He reminds people, even if it happens, that doesn't mean Obama will disappear. Presidents have been impeached in the past and they've not left office.

The group Upstate said they'll keep holding their signs until something is done. They've got another overpass protest on Aug. 17.

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