Tuesday, November 06, 2007
(Updated) Kucinich Introduces Cheney Impeachment Resolution
UPDATE: Here's The Nation writer John Nichol's take on what happened today on the U.S. House floor. Rep. Steny Hoyer acted like the cowardly, stubborn loser he is saying, "Impeachment is not on our agenda. We have some major priorities. We need to focus on those." Yeah, because the House is getting so much done!
After much wrangling and "mischievous" voting on the part of Repubs, Steny got the impeachment measure referred to the House Judiciary Committee, effectively preventing a floor debate. Oh, we wouldn't want that, now would we? Heaven forbid if the crimes of the Bush administration were to be debated in the People's House. Excerpt:
It took two more roll calls before members completed the procedural business of sending Kucinich's articles to the Judiciary Committee -- on a final vote of 218-194. That was technically a "win" for Hoyer, but the day belonged to Kucinich. After all, the Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential contender had succeeded -- albeit briefly -- in getting impeachment on the table.
Read all about it and how you can take action to support the measure. There will be an impeachment rally today from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the corner of Carlise and Comanche in Albuquerque outside the KOAT TV-7 studios. The protest is organized by Call4Democracy.org.
I was watching the action on the House floor, it was exciting to see. I think Hoyer got a little surprise as he was trying to kill the resolution and it backfired. Some debate on this impeachment will defiantly be good regardless if it goes forward or not. Kucinich rocks!
Posted by: VP | Nov 6, 2007 2:43:14 PM
If there was any doubt before it ought to be clear to everyone that the DLC DINO'S are going to do whatever it takes to keep aiding and abetting the criminal cabal in the White House. IMO, there is NO excuse for NOT impeaching Cheney, claiming they have other things to do is nothing but crap, as there is nothing more important than getting some accountability and standing up for the Constitution.
Posted by: VP | Nov 6, 2007 9:09:14 PM
11 of us were out again for 2 hours at the corner of Carlisle and Comanche, and again the citizen response was overwhelming. We must gather in larger numbers for the media to pay attention, though. We have a congressman in the 3rd district who was not among the 22 cosponsors of HR 333 – but we need to make sure he knows that his potential future constituents want Cheney impeached. If Udall cannot get behind impeachment, he does not deserve a Senate bid.
We will be gathering again tomorrow (Wed 7th), but this rally will be at 4th and Avenida Cesar Chavez, because of the Town Hall that is taking place at the Hispanic Cultural Center. ABC News will be there to tape the event and this will be an opportunity for media visibility. 4pm – 6pm. We will then move the DAILY IMPEACHMENT RALLY back to Carlisle and Comanche, starting on Thursday (same time) until this Resolution comes out of committee (weekends excluded.)
We must also make sure the House Judiciary Committee knows where we stand on impeachment. Below are the names of all of the Democrats on the HJC, along with phone numbers. Who knows how long it will be before this Resolution comes out of committee, but we must keep the pressure on the Democrats to make sure that it does.
This is it, folks. This is the real deal. Please join us.
Sincerely, and in Peace
House Judiciary Committee Democrats:
Hon. Howard Berman (202) 225-4695
(D) California, 28th
Hon. Rick Boucher (202) 225-3861
(D) Virginia, 9th
Hon. Jerrold Nadler 202-225-5635
(D) New York, 8th
Hon. Robert Scott (202) 225-8351
(D) Virginia, 3rd
Hon. Melvin Watt (202) 225-1510
(D) North Carolina, 12th
Hon. Zoe Lofgren (202) 225-3072
(D) California, 16th
Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee (202) 225-3816
(D) Texas, 18th
Hon. Maxine Waters (202) 225-2201
(D) California, 35th
Hon. William Delahunt (202) 225-3111
(D) Massachusetts, 10th
Hon. Robert Wexler (202) 225-3001
(D) Florida, 19th
Hon. Linda Sánchez (202) 225-6676
(D) California, 39th
Hon. Steve Cohen (202) 225-3265
(D) Tennessee, 9th
Hon. Hank Johnson (202) 225-1605
(D) Georgia, 4th
Hon. Betty Sutton (202) 225-3401
(D) Ohio, 13th
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (202) 225-8203
(D) Illinois, 4th
Hon. Brad Sherman (202) 225-5911
(D) California, 27
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (202) 225-2906
(D) Wisconsin, 2nd
Hon. Anthony Weiner (202) 225-6616
(D) New York, 9th
Hon. Adam Schiff (202) 225-4176
(D) California, 29th
Hon. Artur Davis (202) 225-2665
(D) Alabama , 7th
Hon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz 202-225-7931
(D) Florida, 20th
Hon. Keith Ellison (612) 522-1212
(D) Minnesota, 5th
Posted by: Jason Call | Nov 6, 2007 11:16:36 PM
I really want to see this happen. It's just a pity that it didn't happen sooner. At this point, impeachment would be more in the nature of making a political statement than it would be in preventing more harm from being done. But, it's one for the history books.
Heheh... ah well. One thing kind of interesting... while I am admittedly a left-leaning Independent (I agree with Democrats on most, but not all issues), my fiance is a registered Republican... and we're both supporting Obama.
Posted by: Randall Sobien | Nov 8, 2007 4:46:00 AM