Impeach the President: Why not?
Last night, Dennis Kucinich introduced a resolution that included 35 articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. Why no one had the wherewithal to do this earlier is beyond me. Wait, I guess Kucinich did introduce articles of impeachment against Cheney last year, but that resolution didn’t get far.
I met some folks from the Backbone Campaign while in Minneapolis this past weekend. This made me think of them because I doubt that very many House Reps. will have the audacity to stand with Kucinich. I also wonder if any Senators will show support. Three people specifically come to mind here:
- Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: She said that impeachment was off the table. Will she stick by this nonsense?
- John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: This committee would handle the proceedings, should they take place. Will he challenge Pelosi and live up to his reputation as a protector of the law?
- Barack Obama, Senator & presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee: Will he go out on a limb and show support for Kucinich’s resolution? If not, will he say why he won’t? My guess is that he’ll make no statement on this, especially not one in support.
What do you think?
Should the House accept Dennis Kucinich’s impeachment resolution? (click to vote Yes or No. Currently 176 people say No (46%) and 207 say Yes (54%))
WIll Barack Obama make a statement in support of Dennis Kucinich’s impeachment resolution? (click to vote Yes or No. Currently 161 people say No (55%) and 131 say Yes (45%))
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