Saturday, June 09, 2007

House Progressives sign bill to impeach Cheney

(Dick Cheney in a shameless taxpayer-funded million dollar photo op)

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.

"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.
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.

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading the word about H Res 333! I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

Since this campaign began, several members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Has yours? Make your voice heard, and let others know!