Yesterday Dennis Kucinich spent 4 and a half hours reading 35 articles of impeachment against George W Bush for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, presenting evidence for each charge.
“More than two centuries ago, the Founders of this country set forth a procedure for Congress to follow in the event of grave abuse of power by the Chief Executive. That process is impeachment. In the face of the monumental deceit and disregard for the Constitution that we have witnessed on the part of the President over the past seven years, Congressman Kucinich’s initiation of this process is neither fanciful nor futile, neither vengeful nor vindictive; it is the sober fulfillment of his sworn duty as a Congressman to follow the law without regard to personal consequence and misguided political stratagem. It is, quite simply, an act of patriotism .”
THAT is a goddamned patriot!
Where is Obama?
Where is Clinton?
Where is McCain?
Where is any democrat for that matter?
All hail Keebler elves!
More at After Downing Street.org
Update [2008-6-10 22:51:20 by supersoling]:
The clerk of the House is now reading Kucinich’s Impeachment Articles into the record on c-span. There may be a vote as early as tomorrow.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Update [2008-6-12 8:39:8 by supersoling]: II
Yesterday 24 Republicans joined Democrats in an overwhelming vote to send Kucinich’s 35 Articles of Impeachment to the House Judiciary Commitee for review.
The vote was 251 to 166
See Kucinich’s statement here.
“It is now imperative that the Judiciary Committee begin a review of the 35 Articles. I will be providing supporting documentation to the committee so that it can proceed in an orderly manner. The weight of evidence contained in the Articles makes it clear that President Bush violated the Constitution and the US Code as well as International law.
“It is the House’s responsibility as a co-equal branch of government to provide an effective check and balance to executive abuse of power. President Bush was principally responsible for directing the United States Armed Forces to attack Iraq,” Kucinich said. “The June 5th Senate Intelligence report convinced me it was time to act.”
Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Jay Rockefeller,
“In making the case for war, the Administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated, contradicted, or even non-existent. As a result, the American people were led to believe that the threat from Iraq was much greater than actually existed.”
Many more groups are joining Kucinich in leveling pressure Congress to proceed with the impeachment process. Among them:
Veterans for Peace , who protested in John Conyers office.
Please go to After Downing Street’s site linked above and join in the efforts to bring all available pressure to bear on Conyers and the House Judiciary Commitee.