kucinich introduces articles of impeachment

Dennis Kucinich took to the floor of the House of Representatives a few hours ago and introduced 35 articles of Impeachment against the President of the United States. It may just be a gesture at this point, but it’s one hell of a gesture, and it’s one that needed to be made. I didn’t support him in his run for President, but I’m happy to have him in the Congress. I just wish we had more like him.

update: Predictably, it’s not getting a lot of attention in the corporate media, but you can find out more through the Daily Kos and Raw Story.

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7 Comments

  1. Meta
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Call Your Representative Today and Ask, DEMAND, That They Support the Impeachment of George Bush! The House of Representative Switchboard Number is (202) 224-3121

  2. Meta
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    The articles of impeachment:

    http://chun.afterdowningstreet.org/amomentoftruth.pdf

  3. mark
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    We’ve talked about it here before, but here are my thoughts in a nutshell:

    In order for our nation to move forward, we need to do two things.

    1) The Democrats need to win the White House in November.

    2) We, the people of the U.S. need to take ownership of what we’ve done and we need to make amends. We’ve all failed these past 8 years, and we need to own up to it. And, the only way I can see to do that is to impeach the President.

    (There are tons of other things, but those are the first two.)

    Unfortunately, consensus seems to be that numbers one and two are mutually exclusive. The majority opinion within the Democratic Party, at least, is that we can’t do both. That’s why Pelosi has taken impeachment “off the table.” And I get that. It’s pragmatic.

    Pragmatism, however, hasn’t paid big dividends these past several years. Pragmatism gave us the pro-war Hillary Clinton, and VP Joe Lieberman. I’m tired of pragmatism. I was Democrats with fire in the belly. I want Democrats who aren’t afraid to show spine, who would rather lose their seat in Congress than sit by while our country is dismantled. I loose more and more respect for these people every day.

    So, yeah, I’m all for impeachment. We should do what’s right and then deal with the consequences. We should stay true to what we know is right. And, if the Republicans win in November, we shouldn’t let up. We should be a real opposition party.

    And, if not impeachment, President Obama should at least run on the promise that prosecutors will be assembled on his first day in office to consider charges against Bush administration officials. We need to make sure that no one ever thinks to go down this road again.

  4. Posted June 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    BTW, either this morning or yesterday, I don’t remember which, NPR’s Morning Addition carried the story of Kucinich filing articles of impeachment against Bush.

    I haven’t heard enough in the campaign, by the way, about the abuse of power and the constitution, that the Bush administration has perpetrated.

  5. Kate
    Posted June 12, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Tuesday night, this was all over MSNBC and CNN. The MSNBC commentators were really supporting it.

  6. mark
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    More on how the media has ignored Kucinich.

  7. Meta
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    FOX News contributor, former New Jersey district judge Andrew Napolitano says that Bush & Cheney should have been indicted.

    http://belowthebeltway.com/2010/07/13/judge-napolitano-bush-cheney-should-have-been-indicted/

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