I just listened to Rep. Wexler’s [D-FL-19] interview on Progressive Talk Radio that was held last week. [Unfortunately, I’m unable to provide a link to this particular piece though if you check Youtube you’ll find plenty of other material.]
Something was said toward the end of the interview that reduced me to, once again, screaming at the radio.
Congressman Wexler has, himself, admitted that he was not committed to Cheney's impeachment until he went home to his district and was asked repeatedly, ‘Why are you doing nothing on this issue?’
My guess is that he began to realize that he would be packing up his desk in January, 2009 if he didn’t do something.
During the course of the interview, a caller reminded the congressman that Pelosi’s removal of impeachment from the table rendered the Constitution toothless and gave the Administration the green light to continue business as usual. The caller also said that the Constitution doesn’t propose impeachment in cases of high crimes and misdemeanors; it doesn’t suggest impeachment in those circumstances; it doesn’t even recommend impeachment, it MANDATES IT! The Constitution states that it is the RESPONSIBILITY of Congress to impeach the Administration in cases of high crimes and misdemeanors. And Congressman Wexler agreed with this assessment.
So, my question to the Congressman is this: ‘Where were you last year?’
If you understand that it is the responsibility of Congress to impeach an administration which has committed crimes, why have you waited until it is so evident that NOT to do so will result in your recall next year?
Referring you to my earlier post: THIS is why I’ve been burning out on the blog. jfwiw.