Impeach? Censure? I’m with Conyers

John Conyers is (D-MI)calling for the censure and possible impeachment of G.W. He is not alone. Truthout is running a story about whispers of impeachment becoming public.

Conyers is the only member of Congress to see first-hand two impeachment proceedings. He called for the impeachment of Richard Nixon one week before Watergate. He vehemently opposed the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Given these experiences, I think it is safe to say that Conyers has a pretty good notion of what it means to impeach someone, and what impeachments should look like. Therefore, when he says it’s worth looking at, I think that it’s probably legitimate. Not to mention that I think G.W. should be out anyway, but I digress.

(Maybe the other reason I like John Conyers is because he’s a member of my church and a childhood friend of my grandmother.)


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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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