One of the signs on display along an Upstate overpass. (July 30, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
"Impeach Obama" - it's written in big letters across a banner that will be posted at an Upstate overpass this weekend.
The sign is one of many others that will be seen across the country this weekend, asking for answers on everything from Benghazi to the IRS scandal, and 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.
"They are all controversial, and I don't think anyone has a handle on anything that's been done technically wrong at this point," said State Sen. Glenn Reese, a Democrat from Spartanburg County.
Reese knows Obama personally, having met him while he was campaigning in South Carolina.
While he said he recognizes the right to protest, Reese believes the group could be rushing to judgement.
"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.
The protest is set to take place Saturday along the New Cut Road overpass at Interstate 85, with another nationwide effort set for Tuesday. Plans are also underway for a weekend protest in Greenville County, though an exact location is not yet set, according to organizers.
"We're not affiliated with any party or any activist party. We are just grassroots people who care," Heist said.
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