Democracynow.org | July 28, 2008
The House Judiciary Committee held historic hearings on Friday about whether the White House overstepped its constitutional authority during the presidency of George W. Bush and whether or not such abuses would justify his impeachment. The hearing was billed as one on “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations.” Although the title expressly did not include the word “impeachment,” several Democratic Congress members and witnesses used the opportunity to begin impeachment proceedings against the President and Vice President. We play highlights. [includes rush transcript]
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Published July 29, 2008
Bush , Cheney , citizen action , Congress , Elizabeth Holtzman , House Judiciary Committee , impeachment , Iraq , kucinich , Nancy Pelosi , Pelosi , politics , signing statements , warrantless surveillance
IMPEACH ALREADY!!! Aren’t you getting tired of these polls? We should still answer the poll to send the messages to congress in every way we can- YES – IMPEACH! Both Bush AND Cheney!
Go to the fifth bullet down, “GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY”.
I have heard from people who regularly walk the halls of congress lobbying for impeachment, that our calls of impeachment support do make a big difference.
So, please keep your calls coming in and ask others to call.
Call Pelosi, call your reps, call the judiciary committee:
Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-2131 , (800) 828-0498
Published July 17, 2007
Al Wynn , Bush , Cheney , Congress , events , habeas corpus , impeachment , Jim Moran , Nancy Pelosi , Pelosi , politics
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.