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Supporters at President Trump's rally in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday expressed frustration with House Democrats after they unveiled articles of impeachment against the president earlier in the day.
In a segment NBC News released on Tuesday night, reporter Monica Alba spoke to a number of supporters as they waited in line ahead of the rally about the latest development in the impeachment inquiry.
"Every time the Democrats do something outrageous to push for this nonsensical impeachment, it motivates me to make another $25 donation to the campaign," one man donning a "Make America Great Again" hat and a pin bearing the same slogan told the network.
"I swear as long as I live I will never vote for a Democrat again," he said, adding, "I don't care if it's my best friend or a relative of mine. I will never vote for a Democrat as long as I live."
One woman, also wearing "Make America Great Again" apparel, said she believed the impeachment inquiry is "really going to help him in the election."
"People are fed up with the Democrats, how they're acting," she added.
A third supporter wearing red, white and blue strings on her hat said she was "breaking up" over the news of the impeachment articles, which charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine.
"And I'm very upset today," she said. "I'm glad I'm here. But I think it's so hard because he's done such a great job and this is the way that he's being treated. It's very upsetting to me."
Trump lashed out at the impeachment efforts during his rally Tuesday night, calling it "the lightest, weakest impeachment."
"They're impeaching me. You want to know why? Because they want to win an election," Trump asserted.
His rally in Pennsylvania marks his first in the swing state in several months.
A poll released last month by Muhlenberg College and Morning Call showed former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each leading the president by 5 points or more in the state.