Last night the City Council of West Hollywood, CA became the 80th municipal government in the U.S. to pass an impeachment resolution against the President and Vice President. See video here
The news commentator shown in this clip makes the gratuitous (and erroneous) observation that impeachment has “zero chance” of passing in Congress since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes it. Although the Speaker’s power to grant coveted spots on House Committees makes Members of the House reluctant to oppose her, they must also weigh the risk of losing their seats in Congress if they ignore the wishes of their constituents. Recent events such as the President’s commutation of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence and the Administration’s refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas have tipped the balance in favor of impeachment for several House members, and the list of cosponsors for H Res 333 to impeach the Vice President is rapidly growing. Two of the fourteen to have joined the list in the past ten weeks are from the DC area – Rep. Al Wynn of Maryland and Rep. Jim Moran of Northern Virginia.