From David Swanson at After Downing Street:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has said that if three more Congress Members get behind impeachment he will start the impeachment proceedings.
Original DVD cover.
William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Albert Wynn (D-MD), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Bob Filner (D-CA)
Sam Farr (D-CA), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Jim Moran (D-VA), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Barbara Lee (D-CA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA)
From the Library of Congress:
Title: Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 4/24/2007) Cosponsors (13)
Latest Major Action: 5/4/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. COSPONSORS(13), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] – 6/6/2007
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 5/1/2007
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 6/28/2007
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] – 7/12/2007
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 7/12/2007
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 6/28/2007
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] – 6/7/2007
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 7/10/2007
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 7/10/2007
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 5/1/2007
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] – 6/12/2007
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 6/7/2007
Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] – 5/10/2007
More from the After Downing Street article:
I was a guest today on Bree Walker’s radio show. She’s the progressive radio host from California who purchased Cindy Sheehan’s land from her in Crawford, Texas.
Bree attended an event on Friday in San Diego at which Congressman Conyers spoke about impeachment. Her report was extremely interesting. I had already heard reports that Conyers had said: “What are we waiting for? Let’s take these two guys out!” But, of course, what we’re waiting for is John Conyers. Is he ready to act? It was hard to tell from that comment. In January, Conyers spoke at a huge rally on the National Mall and declared “We can fire them!” but later explained that what he meant was that we could wait for two years and Bush and Cheney’s terms would end. Was this week’s remark just more empty rhetoric?
It appears to be more than that. Bree Walker told me, on the air, that Conyers said that all he needs is three more Congress Members backing impeachment, and he’ll move on it, even without Pelosi. I asked whether that meant specifically moving from 14 cosponsors of H Res 333 to 17, or adding 3 to the larger number of Congress Members who have spoken favorably of impeachment but not all signed onto bills. Bree said she didn’t know and that Conyers had declined to take any questions.
Investigate, Indict, Impeach, Incarcerate. Immediately!!!!
Let’s get it done now, while there is still hope that we can get the stink out of the White House!