2008 Presidential Candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich proves once again why he's the vocal conscience of the Democratic Party. From The Raw Story:
The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have signed on to Articles of Impeachment introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the Ohio Congressman who is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for President in 2008. But a staff-member of one of the Congress members tells RAW STORY that the move comes only in their personal capacity.Mr. Conyers, I love ya, I really do...but WHY NOT at least hold a few hearings on this issue? You KNOW Dick Cheney is very likely guilty of these crimes, and a decision to NOT hold hearings seems to be motivated by political concerns rather than the rule of law.
"I don't know of any effort to whip members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to back the impeachment resolution," said a spokesman for Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), who is a co-chair of the CPC.
Blogger and pro-impeachment activist David Swanson reported at his website Friday that Woolsey and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who also co-chairs the caucus, have signed on to the articles, which accuse Vice President Dick Cheney of misleading the American public to help push for the Iraq War, in addition to other charges.
In addition to Lee and Woolsey, four other Members of Congress have backed Kucinich's push for impeachment: Reps. Yvette Clarke, Jan Schakowsky, William Lacy Clay, and Albert Wynn.
Although the number of backers of the impeachment resolution have grown, it continues to appear that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) had no plans to schedule hearings on the articles in the House Judiciary Committee, where they were referred after their introduction in the House.
It boils down to this: are we or aren't we a "nation of laws"? Stop with the political wheeling and dealing and ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THIS LAND!