conyers says impeachment isn’t off the table

Michigan Congressman John Conyers, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke at a town hall meeting yesterday about the war in Iraq. During the speech, he said something that I found very encouraging. He said, impeachment, contrary to what we might have heard, is not “off the table”. Here’s the whole quote:

“I want to tell you that… and I want to say this on behalf of, and in defense of Nancy Pelosi… Nancy Pelosi has impeachment off the table, but that’s off her table. (applause) It’s not off John Conyers’ table. (applause) Nancy Pelosi, who I am supporting, cannot prevent me from introducing an impeachment resolution against… well, I’ve got a long list of people (laughter and applause as he pulls a list from his pocket)…”

I would have thought that it would be all over the news, but, so far, I’ve only seen it mentioned on Michigan Liberal dot com. Hopefully there’s someone in a newsroom somewhere that’s not sleeping.

[And, as long as we’re sharing political videos, here’s a quite moving one of John Edwards on the subject of healthcare. Say what you will about the guy, I believe he’s sincere, and he’s got my vote.]

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3 Comments

  1. Steph's Dad
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Well it looks like the New Zealand press has got the story:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00410.htm

    I guess it’s not newsworthy in the U.S.

  2. Robert
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    To get any press coverage, Conyers needs to start hanging around public bathroom stalls propositioning undercover officers into gay sex. Maybe while he’s negotiating under the stall wall he could just slip in a comment here and there about impeachment. Oh, that’s right, Conyers isn’t a Republican. OK, never mind.

  3. Steph
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Dad, can you please stop leave comments here? I love you, but it’s freaking me out.

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