Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cheney Impeachment Bill Quietly Comes to Life in House Judiciary Committee

Cheney impeachment sentiment has reached a critical mass in the House Judiciary committee, even over the objections of Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Conyers. There appear to be at least three members of the committee firmly behind impeachment proceedings against the VP. From the Atlanta Progressive News a statement from Rep. McDermott, one of ten House members signing on to bills to impeach:
"When you look at the record, you have to conclude the Vice President has placed himself above the law. He holds himself accountable only to special interests, who meet with him in secret with no record kept of who was there, what was discussed or what promises the Vice President made."

"For the last four years, the Vice President has refused to allow routine office inspections by a Federal agency regarding the safe handling of America's secrets. The Vice President defies the Information Security Oversight Agency, claiming he is not part of the Executive Branch of government. When a sitting Vice President claims he is not part of the Executive Branch of government to which he was elected, it is time to remove him."
The only downside is that it would require at least 16 GOP votes in the Senate to impeach, which is not there yet.

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