Kucinich Will Introduce Privileged Resolution To Force Up Or Down Vote On Cheney Impeachment

From Congressman Kucinich’s website:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 2, 2007) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced today that he will be offering a privileged resolution on the House floor next week that will bring articles of impeachment against the Vice President, Richard B. Cheney.

“The momentum is building for impeachment,” Kucinich said. “Millions of citizens across the nation are demanding Congress rein in the Vice President’s abuse of power.

“Despite this groundswell of opposition to the unconstitutional conduct of office, Vice President Cheney continues to violate the U.S. Constitution by insisting the power of the executive branch is supreme.

“Congress must hold the Vice President accountable. The American people need to let Members of Congress know how they feel about this. The Vice President continues to use his office to advocate for a continued occupation of Iraq and prod our nation into a belligerent stance against Iran. If the Vice President is successful, his actions will ensure decades of disastrous consequences.”

The privileged resolution has priority status for consideration on the House floor. Once introduced, the resolution has to be brought to the floor within two legislative days, although the House could act on it immediately. Kucinich is expected to bring it to the House floor on Tuesday, November 6.

H. Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment against the Vice President, has 21 cosponsors. They are: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Robert Brady (D-PA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Rep. Henry Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. James Moran (D-VA), Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA), Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD).

  1. knyffe444

    May the angels be with Dennis Kucinich. At least someone in Gov’t is awake and working to bring accountability back!!

  2. mary

    Kucinich stating how we can help him!

  3. mary

    This is a lovely little diddy that might help with impeachment votes.Can’t imagine why no one is signing up?!? Cough cough.

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday told all U.S. diplomats that posts in Iraq must be filled after some voiced unhappiness about the possibility of being forced to serve in the war zone.

    One diplomat told a State Department town hall this week that serving in Iraq was a “potential death sentence.” Another said the department failed to treat her for post-traumatic stress disorder when she returned from a stint in Basra.

    Some U.S. diplomats are incensed following a State Department decision last week to identify “prime candidates” who may have to accept compulsory one-year tours in Iraq or risk losing their jobs. If volunteers step forward, however, mandatory assignments will not be necessary.

    “Regardless of how the jobs may be filled, they must be filled,” Rice said in a cable sent to all the roughly 11,500 U.S. diplomats around the world. “It is our duty to do our part toward succeeding in the vital mission in Iraq given to us by the president.”

    More than 200 diplomats have been told they are in a pool of people who may be forced to go to Iraq to fill 48 positions for which no qualified candidates had volunteered. Since news of this was released, 15 people have volunteered and are being vetted, the State Department said on Thursday.

  4. Mary

    Kucinich has put impeacment of Cheney on the table. This news is being censored in America. See it here!!

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