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Kucinich Reads Impeachment Articles Against Bush on House FloorTim King Salem-News.com
One newspaper reported that Bob Fertik, president of Democrats.com, congratulated Kucinich on his "historic leadership."
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - For a good part of this evening, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio 10th District) has been live on C-Span reading Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush.
The former presidential contender is hoping the House will approve a resolution to impeach President Bush, in spite of the fact that the idea has received little support from Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier stated that the impeachment of George W. Bush was "off the table."
The AP reports that Kucinich delivered his proposed impeachment language in a floor speech. His contention is that President Bush set out to deceive the nation and the American people, and consequently violated his oath of office when he set the stage for the Iraq war.
It isn't the first time Kucinich has tried to impeach a member of this administration. Last year he introduced a resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. That resolution didn't go anywhere as it turned out, the surprise came when Republicans initially voted to take up the measure and force a debate of the House floor.
The Baltimore Sun reported that an advocate for the process, Bob Fertik, president of Democrats.com, congratulated Kucinich on his "historic leadership."
He was quoted saying, "We've waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died," Fertik added that "We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot."
All told, Dennis Kucinich presented 35 different articles to the House of Representatives. Kucinich reportedly turned to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and said, "The House is not in order." Pelosi is said to have pounded her gavel at that point. Kucinich was able to read the articles after that initial exchange.
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