Skip to main content

UPDATE IV:
The House voted to send the Articles of Impeachment to committee. Head of the committee John Conyers may not be as easily swayed by Pelosi as some may think.

When I expressed dismay with Speaker Pelosi's leadership and asserted that, in my opinion, she had castrated the Democratic party by taking impeachment off the table, Congressman Conyers said "well, maybe we should get new leadership." As we were leaving the meeting room, on our way to a filming for BET, we were again discussing bringing forward H Res 333 and the Congressman turned to me and said, "I really want you to convince me to do this." AfterDowningStreet

Call Conyers right now at (202) 225-5126

UPDATE III:
We're going into Liveblog mode as we're over 500 comments. Please go here to continue the fun.

UPDATE II:
An hour into what was supposed to be a 15 minute vote and the motion to table has FAILED. Hoyer is now moving for a vote to go to committee. Now a 15 minute vote on whether to have a vote to send impeachment articles to committee. Got that?

UPDATE I: Steny Hoyer has asked to table the resolution. Representatives are now voting on whether it will be tabled our not. It appears that Republicans are voting not to table it so everybody can see how ridiculous this whole thing is. Let's hope it's not tabled and it backfires on them and our Democratic "leadership"

The full Articles of Impeachment can be read here

Article I
"Richard B Cheney is Guilty of an impeachable offense warranting his removal from office"

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).

Kucinich's contact info:

2445 Rayburn House Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5871

14400 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(216) 228-8850

Parmatown Mall
7904 Day Drive
Parma, Ohio 44129
(440) 845-2707

ActBlue page to donate to Kucinich and H Res 333 Sponsors

Originally posted to Oreo on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 10:40 AM PST.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Deep Dark, chase, elishastephens, Angie in WA State, AustinSF, buffalo soldier, ljb, BrooklynBoy, SteveLCo, molly bloom, Jsea, Inky, tankej, nolalily, taylormattd, copymark, SarahLee, alyosha, deben, assyrian64, roonie, gogol, glitterscale, ne plus ultra, Pen, saraswati, angrycalifornian, mattman, Winger, tommurphy, Shockwave, jabb, wu ming, Wintermute, Hope Despite All, rhubarb, darrelplant, Mnemosyne, polecat, Sandy on Signal, Bexley Lane, blksista, SallyCat, dlcox1958, Walt starr, cgilbert01, jancw, hubcap, Gram E, redtravelmaster, Vitarai, memberofthejury, JLFinch, dpc, RumsfeldResign, Gustogirl, frayster, Karen Wehrstein, wonkydonkey, Doc Allen, SecondComing, StormBear, srkp23, CoolOnion, peace voter, KMc, poemless, shock, Scoopster, citizengeo, chimpy, khloemi, JuliaAnn, slatsg, Ignacio Magaloni, L0kI, bincbom, House, exconservative, jkb246, antirove, Alna Dem, Tomtech, kharma, psnyder, antifa, lanikai, tr4nqued, TexDem, oldjohnbrown, Subversive, pat bunny, MA Liberal, roseeriter, cometman, TXsharon, SeattleLiberal, rms, praedor, astronautagogo, churchylafemme, Bulldawg, GN1927, noveocanes, johnnygunn, ArcXIX, defluxion10, John Driscoll, STOP George, Liberaljentaps, gnat, Pohjola, Democratic Hawk, Rxtr2, bobcat, TheJohnny, txbirdman, parkslopper50, merryelvis, Man Eegee, Becky58, valadon, malcontent, Josiah Bartlett, Timroff, Shapeshifter, colinm, macmcd, environmentalist, greeseyparrot, oortdust, drewvsea, kevsterwj, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, sxwarren, tovan, historys mysteries, Bluesee, redstatewoes, Tarindel, 3goldens, ichibon, Five of Diamonds, baccaruda, auditor, Pym, b tex, OpherGopher, KnotIookin, elkhunter, Simplify, Valtin, snacksandpop, Kdoug, anonymousredvest18, Lepanto, reflectionsv37, boofdah, NeuvoLiberal, owlbear1, mojo workin, cfk, Pam from Calif, chicagovigilante, washingtonsmith, Sara R, EvilPaula, Gordon20024, rlochow, Kayakbiker, Overseas, annefrank, BobOak, goheelz, illyia, lasky57, jane123, sunbro, Yamara, woobie, HillaryGuy, Cory Bantic, Brian B, Detroit Mark, Ekaterin, hcc in VA, dancewater, Jim P, begone, Reality Bites Back, CCSDem, SoulCatcher, jiordan, Mother Mags, martini, mischaDC, kovie, dus7, dannyinla, trashablanca, MissInformation, methodishca, Nightprowlkitty, Do Tell, kraant, tarheelblue, Debbie in ME, Keone Michaels, rcbowman, Sam the Wolfdog, vigilant meerkat, sherlyle, parallel man, sambar, rmwarnick, leo joad, Themistoclea, andydoubtless, DC Scott, frogmarchbush, tarantula, Ellicatt, seefleur, Dvalkure, KenBee, mcartri, greenearth, SarekOfVulcan, Lefty Coaster, robokos, Blue Wind, SherriG, DarkestHour, sravaka, birdbrain64, MJ via Chicago, Christopher Walker, Tanya, Rachel in Vista, fatdave, goodlittlesquid, real world chick, NearlyNormal, CF Perez, CTLiberal, Wbythebay, el cid, ER Doc, Dinclusin, Horsehead, mang glider, Cenobyte, 14justice, va dare, HRs Kevin, Elruin, scoff0165, chapel hill guy, zedaker, PurityOfEssence, Compostings, chgobob, airmarc, davidfry, kurious, Snarcalita, kml, Callandor, Quicklund, illusionmajik, Nulwee, Aaa T Tudeattack, xrepublican, ammasdarling, lams712, dov12348, Dave the Rave, Polacolor, ibonewits, asilomar, dotsright, Cronesense, feline, Duke S, Loudoun County Dem, Cottagerose, jetskreemr, ricsec7, Wide Awake in NJ, Searching for Truth, Positronicus, TtexwiTyler, JeremyA, Mary Mike, la urracca, Blue Waters Run Deep, operculum, Jimdotz, shruticounseling, mommyof3, Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle, londubh, Save Ohio Now, newpioneer, walkingdeer, gatorbot, Rex Manning, rainmanjr, stratocasterman, netguyct, tshaw1, Moderation, Rumarhazzit, Got a Grip, JML9999, keikekaze, MichiganGirl, Hens Teeth, posse comitatus, mall teacher, Empower Ink, ImpeccableLiberalCredentials, MKinTN, fayeforcure, mconvente, Justus, Mad Kossack, JeffW, califdem, Chilean Jew, 1983sedge, spencerh, kitkatkos, homoaffectional, Thomas Twinnings, Break On Through, urban raptor, SmedleyButlerUSMC, Sigmarlin, cumberland sibyl, wagdog, Residentcynic, kN3eLb4Z0d, gildareed, ShempLugosi, pberq, CreditBubble, asius, william f harrison, LCA, dantyrant, Victory Coffee, media whores, ht dave, CA Libertarian, echatwa, auctor ignotus, DixieDishrag, Fallon, little liberal, Sven at My Silver State, Tross, MantisOahu, oobi, HoosierDeb, Simply Agrestic, PeckingOrder, papicek, Al Swearengen, Leo in NJ, invisiblewoman, Zappatero, R Rhino from CT4, dreamghost, Chad Michaels, Zaq, artmartin, ResearchOnly, Mr Tentacle, changeisconstant, ARS, beinemac, kbal11

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site