Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kucinich: Impeachment Resolution Gains Momentum in House of Representatives

Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich's congressional website posted the following press release.

Kucinich: Impeachment Resolution Gains Momentum in House of Representatives

Washington, Jun 13 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Below is Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) statement from a press conference that he held with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) today.

“Over a month ago, I stood up on behalf of the America people who were expressing concern about whether or not Congress was going to respond to the trampling of our Constitution that was going on.

“And the Articles of Impeachment that I introduced against the Vice President represented a response to the concerns of millions of Americans who have felt that the Vice President must be accountable for his false statements which accelerate the United States toward war by false claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, of false claims of Iraq’s connection to al Qaeda and 9/11 and false claims of Iraq’s intention to attack the United States.

“The Vice President’s statements with respect to beating the drums of war against Iran were also in the Articles of Impeachment.

“Since the introduction of the resolution the Vice President has continued along the path of conduct that led me to file the articles of Impeachment.

“The Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. He has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive us about the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda. And he openly lied to the America people and has publicly threatened aggression against Iran.

“Since the introduction, seven Members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of the resolution. They are Albert Wynn (D-MD), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Maxine Waters (D-CA). Congresswomen Lee and Woolsey are co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the Democratic Party.

“And with me now is the most recent cosponsor of H.Res. 333 – a woman who’s the driving force in organizing Democrats to try to come up with a strategy to try and take this country out of Iraq – Maxine Waters.

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ support on this issue is of national significance. She has demonstrated a capacity for courage and determination that everyone knows and everyone respects. And I’m proud to have her join this effort.

“I believe this is another milestone. With the support of the leaders of the Progressive Caucus and the leader of the Out of Iraq Caucus we will see more and more Members of Congress signing on in this effort to save our Constitution and protect the very values that bind us as a nation.”

To see supporting documents for H.Res.333, Click Here.

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