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Encourage Latino Representatives to support Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment!

June 11th, 2008 · 9 Comments

On Monday, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D- OH)  introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. Most of the resolutions deal with the Iraq War and the lies perpetuated in the run up to the war, violation of international law, and the unlawful detention of captives through the use of signing statements. If Bill Clinton could be impeached for perjury relating to the Lewinsky scandal, I certainly don’t know why George W. Bush and Dick Cheney should get a free pass for the costly, unjust, and terribly flawed plan to invade and occupy (rape and pillage) Iraq.

The Democratic Congressional Leadership remains opposed to impeachment because they want to wait it out and feel that such action would be divisive. Back in January, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) asked the Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Kuchinich’s impeachment articles against Vice President Dick Cheney, who many argue is the brains behind this fiasco. Only 17 Democrats in Congress supported this back in January, and only two of those were members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus: Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

I think that impeachment should be on the table. We must hold President Bush and his cronies accountable for the war, the lies, the outrageous injustices in detention centers, etc.

Today a majority of congressional representatives voted to refer the 35 articles of impeachment to the Judiciary Committee. All of the Democrats who were in Congress voted for the referral as did 24 Republicans. Right now it will be up to the Judiciary Committee to follow up with hearings should they decide to pursue any real action. There are two Latinos on the House Judiciary Committee: Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Congressman Luis Gutierrez. I encourage you to take action by calling and/or writing to both Reps. Sanchez and Gutierrez and voicing support for them to continue with the impeachment process, especially if you are sick and tired of Bush and Company’s stranglehold on a failed foreign policy that will cost us for years to come in tax dollars, a weakened currency, and a tarnished global reputation.

Honorable Luis Gutierrez
2367 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-8203

Honorable Linda T. Sanchez
1007 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6676

Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Dennis Kucinich · Detention · Dick Cheney · GWB · Iraq War · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michaelr // Jun 11, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Not to take anything away from Dennis Kucinich, and those 17 Democrats who supported this back in January, but nearly everyone in Congress has blood on their hands for supporting this Iraq conflict and following the lead of Dick Cheney and the rest of the Bush Administration. I am convinced George W. Bush could rape a ten year old boy in broad daylight on the White House lawn, and law enforcement and the courts, the religious right, and the majority of this U.S. Congress would do absolutely nothing about it.

    If the Patriot Act, the Telecom spying fiasco, and the Scooter Libby trial was any indication of how corrupt this Bush Administration is, then it should be plain to see that the crimes of George W. Bush will not be punished until the breathe of his influence is purged from Washington D.C. To utilize tax dollars to begin this process of impeachment will only benefit all the attorneys that both sides will be consulting to advise this media drama. The U.S. taxpayer is already being fiscally raped by all those contractors providing support for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why increase the federal deficit to impeach Dick Cheney and George Bush? There are other ways to punish these two mounds of privileged excrement.

  • 2 jammer // Jun 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    while I agree with Kucinich on the reasons to impeach Bush the people who would have to do it (members of congress) don’t have the spine for it. We should turn our outrage outting those people in congress who supported the fiasco of this presidency. AND, we should only elect persons who fully understand the principle of checks and balance in government so that a future president does not run rough shod over the other branches of government.

  • 3 Wendy Carrillo // Jun 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    even so, i regret to say that kucinich isnt taken very seriously. which is unfortunate. the impeachment, will not hold up. jammer is right. there is no spine. congress might as well compete in the special olympics. *sigh* Bush will find a way to let people know that raping a boy in the front lawn (wow, what an example Michaelr!) is in the best interest of America due to terrorist and terrorist activity. ijole!

  • 4 Bearguez // Jun 12, 2008 at 12:37 am

    The twenty-five per cent of the American voting public who approve of George W. Bush’s leadership must not have any children fighting in Iraq, must not mind having all their civil liberties suspended, must not mind having their email and mail read, must all have equity investments in Mobil-Exxon, Chevron, BP America, Unocal, Texaco, and Halliburton, must not work for a living, and must not pay any taxes. The other 75% of the American voting public have better wake up and realize that the vast majority of Congress allowed this President to do whatever he wanted. So come November, you have the power to vote them all out

  • 5 the Kaiser // Jun 12, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Congressional Representative Henry B. Gonzalez tried to do this in the mid 1980s, when he filed articles of impeachment against Ronald Reagan, and eventually George H.W. Bush for acts against the Constitution and other illegal acts that eventually became synonymous with IranGate, IraqGate, and the Contras. Over 240 people in both the Reagan and Bush One administrations eventually went to jail for their crimes against the American people. However, both U.S. Presidents escaped prosecution for various reasons. Reagan could never recall, and George H.W. Bush used executive privilege to hide his knowledge of those crimes. I believe Michaelr is correct in saying that the Bush 2 Administration is immune from prosecution because Congress has been an active accomplice in this Bush Administration’s crimes. That wasn’t the case with the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations. This is why Dennis Kucinich is pretty much all alone here.

  • 6 Michaelr // Jun 12, 2008 at 11:57 am

    That’s correct. The Patriot Act and the continuous funding of the Iraq conflict is a good example of this Congress’s collusive partnership with the George W. Bush Administration. Dennis Kucinich is truly all alone here.

  • 7 BettyM // Jun 12, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I agree 100% with jammer. Only problem with this impeachment idea/process is that it is wayyyyyy too late – damage done and folks need to concentrate on getting republicans out of office!!!

  • 8 L.A. Native // Jul 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    We should not impeach Bush. We will miss him in a few years, I think. Hopefully, the true American Spirit will step up and instill in the hearts of the American people again, soon. It’s sad that people have let It go for awhile now. I think because, Sept. 11th we were invaded and this is the lingering result; but we need to be clear on the enemy; which is radical muslims……….The American Spirit is being punched and stepped on by people. It’s sad.

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