An informational kiosk and signs calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama were placed in front of the Lodi Post Office on Friday by members of the Lyndon LaRouche political action committee.
The group believes Obama acted illegally in bombing Libya without Congressional authority, said Wesley Van Der Schaaf, a San Francisco resident and LaRouche volunteer. The Obama administration has failed to come clean on the terrorist attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, he said.
He was joined by Victor Sirias, also of San Francisco, another LaRouche volunteer.
Van Der Schaaf and Sirias handed out fliers, gathered signatures, and sought contributions for the committee.
They called out to those visiting the post office in Downtown Lodi.
"Come on, let's impeach the bum," Van Der Schaaf shouted to passersby.
He said the response had been mixed.
"Some people love us, some people hate us," he said.
The LaRouche organization believes aspects of Obama's health care reform could lead to euthanasia and have drawn parellels to Nazi Germany. One of the signs displayed Friday showed Obama with a Hitler-style moustache.
Only a few feet from Van Der Schaaf, someone had parked a truck with signs challenging the group and its message. The owner of the truck, however, was not present.
"I guess that's a counter-protest or something," Van Der Schaaf said.
LaRouche volunteers have visited Lodi a few times in the past, Van Der Schaaf said, and will likely return, though it is unclear when that might be.
The LaRouche committee reflects the principles embraced by Lyndon LaRouche, an unsuccessful presidential candidate and controversial political activist who was once imprisoned for mail fraud and tax code violations.