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
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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
"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
14400 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
7904 Day Drive
Parma, Ohio 44129
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