ON IMPEACHMENT, Ohio’s Kucinich, Reasons To Impeach

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday, June 11 to send articles 
of impeachment against President Bush to the Judiciary Committee for 
review. The impeachment resolution’s sponsor, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, 
requested a recorded vote on the motion around 3 p.m. Wednesday, and 24 Republicans joined nearly all Democrats in voting to send the 
impeachment measure to the committee. The motion passed 251-166. 
Kucinich also introduced articles of Impeachment against Richard Cheney 
last year (H Res 333).
To those who believe that Impeachment is a waste of time, I offer this 
“I don’t agree that impeachment divides, and I don’t agree that it 
diverts. … I do think, however, that the failure to act now, given 
the litany of abuses and the seriousness of abuses, could simply set 
the groundwork for future presidents to do the same or worse. If we 
want to preserve our democracy, then we have to act to hold the 
President and the Vice President accountable.”
— Elizabeth Holtzman, four-term Congresswoman, former House Judiciary 
Committee member, and coauthor, The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A 
Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens
1) A President under impeachment proceedings cannot grant immunity to 
others in the executive office, such as Rice, Cheney, Addington, 
Meiers, Bolton, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, and of course, Karl Rove.
Article 2, Section 2, gives the President the “Power to grant reprieves 
and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of 
impeachment.” Article 3, Section 2, says, “The trial of all crimes, 
except in cases of impeachment; shall be by jury.
(Source: www.abanet.org/publiced/impeach2.html)
2) Impeachment may be the only way to prevent this administration from 
taking military action against Iran.  (Establishment media not 
reporting on this, for more info google search “military action against 
iran “2008” or http://www.truthout.org/article/bushs-deadly-diplomacy
Or call Pelosi, Reid, or your local congressperson via the Capital Hill 
switchboard 202 224-3121
Dennis Kucinich says: “It is now imperative that the Judiciary 
Committee begin a review of the 35 articles. I will be providing 
supporting documentation to the committee so that it can proceed in an 
orderly manner.”

“The weight of evidence contained in the articles makes it clear that 
President Bush violated the Constitution and the U.S. Code as well as 
international law,” said the Ohio lawmaker, whose efforts to impeach 
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been largely ignored by the 
mainstream media.”
Kucinich’s action made an immediate splash on the Internet. For 
example, at progressive website Democratic Underground, the historic 
performance quickly garnered an astonishing 56 separate threads on the 
most-recommended list.

By noon on Tuesday, RAW STORY’s article on the subject was the top 
political story of the day at digg.com and the 10th most popular for 
the last year. A separate article at afterdowningstreet.org was also 
high in the ratings. Both sites, as well as Kucinich’s own webpage, 
were experiencing slowdowns due to the volume of traffic.

However, the mainstream media were far more reticent in their coverage 
of Kucinich’s resolution — much as they were following the release last 
week of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the 
administration’s misuse of prewar intelligence. For example, the 
Washington Post and USA Today had short items in their blog sections, 
while other major outlets merely ran wire service coverage from AP or 
Entire article:  http://www.infowars.com/?p=2654
My Personal comments:
My friend John Judge, executive director of Coalition on Political 
Assassinations, is working closely with Kucinich’s office on 
Impeachment.  Bob Fitrakis of the Columbus Free Press wrote the 
sections of the Impeachment resolution pertaining to election fraud.
Besides calling John Conyers, you can sign the on line petition 
supporting impeachment here:
More information at www.groundsforimpeachment.com/
If you have a friendly Congressman, it would also help if you could ask 
if he will co-sponsor H Res 1258.
Pete Johnson
President, Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism