December 28, 2007

Impeach Cheney now -- The allegations that he abused power are credible

The Philadelphia Enquirer ran the editorial written by Wexler and other members of the Judiciary Committee. An excerpt along with a link to the complete text are below. Maybe this time???
by -- U.S. Reps. Robert Wexler (D., Fla.), Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) and Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.): members of the Judiciary Committee

Last month, the House of Representatives voted to send a resolution of impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. As members of the House Judiciary Committee, we strongly believe these important hearings should begin.

The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that, if proven, may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under the Constitution. The allegations against Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens.

Now that former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has indicated that the vice president and his staff purposely gave him false information about the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson as a covert agent to report to the American people, it is even more important for Congress to investigate what may have been an intentional obstruction of justice.
Click here for the complete text of this important article.


Mary Ellen said...

It's frustrating as hell when we not only have to fight the media for coverage on this, and the GOP stronghold, but we have to fight our own Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi in order to have our rights under the Constitution fulfilled.

two crows said...

right on, Mary Ellen.
in fact, I just added something to today's post that speaks to just this frustration.


an average patriot said...

Bush impeachment for some reason is off the table but hopefully we can get Cheney. He more than deserves it but I would expect the chief slime ball will get him off one way or the other most likely underhandedly.

Mary Ellen said...

I agree with you, aap, Cheney is the most dangerous. I think without him, it will take the wind out of Bush's sails.

Larry said...

Although Bush or Cheney will never be impeached due to the efforts of their fellow corruptionists Pelosi and Reid, it would be fitting to see Robert Wexler as the next Vice President.

Mary Ellen said...

Two Crows- You lucky gal, I just tagged you. You're it!

two crows said...

hi, AAP--
I'm not certain impeachment [or, at least, prosecution after Bush leaves office] is completely out of the question.
my understanding, when Pelosi made her pronouncement, was that it wasn't ONLY Bush she was giving a fee pass to. if Cheney is possible, I'd say, so is Bush -- though Cheney should be first.

and I agree with you, Mary Ellen--
without Cheney's hand up his butt and with Rove out digging up dirt on whoever wins the dem nomination, Bush would be reduced to spinning his wheels. that could only be good news.

hi, Larry--
that might be a good move. if FL's gotten cleaned up sufficiently since 2000.
well, at least, Jeb is gone. . . .

two crows said...

hey, M E--
yeah, I saw that over on Divine Dem---
won't get to it tonight, tho. . . .

two crows said...

and, AAP--
that's FREE pass
[dang proof reader falling down on her job AGAIN!]