Saturday, July 7, 2007

More than half of Americans support Kucinich’s call to impeach Cheney, poll shows

Recent polls show that people are ready for accountability in the White House. That is why the majority of Americans are in favor of impeaching Vice President Cheney.

The following article is from the presidential campaign website of Dennis Kucinich

More than half of Americans support Kucinich’s call to impeach Cheney, poll shows

Other Democratic Presidential candidates oppose it

Friday, July 06, 2007

CLEVELAND, OH – More than half of all Americans support bringing Articles of Impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll released today. Articles of Impeachment were filed in April by Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and it has 14 co-sponsors.

According to the New Hampshire-based American Research Group, 54% of adults favor proceeding with impeachment proceedings against Cheney. Among Democrats, the support for impeachment is 76%, and among those who identified themselves as "Independents," the support is 51%. Even 17% of Republicans said they favor impeachment.

The poll was based on 1,100 interviews among a random sample of adults nationwide July 3 – 5. Of the total sample, 933 interviews were completed with registered voters.

When he introduced his bill (H.R. 333), Kucinich said, "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."

Kucinich also said at the time that he was acting in "response to the concerns of millions of Americans who have felt that the Vice President must be accountable for his false statements." The poll results appear to prove he was right. None of the other Democratic Presidential candidates has expressed support for Kucinich's bill.

"It's not a happy day when most Americans believe that the Vice President of the United States lied, deceived, misled the American people and violated his oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution -- not to mention the other actions and abuses that are beginning to attract Congressional attention," Kucinich said. "But," he added, "every elected official in this nation, especially the highest elected officials, must be held accountable for their actions; and impeachment is the Constitutional mechanism to hold the Vice President accountable and to protect our democracy."

National polls have also shown an overwhelming support for Kucinich's other key positions: withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, a national health insurance plan that covers all Americans, the repeal of disastrous trade policies, specifically NAFTA, and the erosion of civil liberties enabled by the passage of the so-called Patriot Act.

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