Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cheney Impeachment Bill Moving Through Congress

House Bill HR 333, calling for the impeachment of Richard Cheney for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, is currently moving through Congress. The Bill was recently referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which is part of the first step in the process. The Committee chair, John Conyers, has the choice of shelving the Bill (doing nothing) or scheduling hearings regarding the merits of the charges.

I doubt that the Democrats will have the guts to take action on the Bill. But I will try to keep up with the status of the Bill just in case someone in the Democratic Party grows a backbone.

Kucinich, the author of the Bill, is going after the right man in Cheney, rather than the President himself (something that polls indicate Americans really don't want). Cheney has been a main driving force behind many of the Bush policies, including Iraq.

Meanwhile, Cheney is begging a Federal Judge to protect him from Valerie Plame, who has filed a lawsuit against the VP. Cheney does not feel that he is liable for the events surrounding the leaking of her identity.

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