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Congressman calls for Cheney’s impeachment

December 27, 2007

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— Rep. Robert Wexler is taking on the Bush administration - in cyberspace.

The Florida Democrat has launched a Web site - www.wexlerwantshearings.com - and is gathering signatures calling for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney.

"Our constitution mandates that the House of Representatives hold presidents and vice presidents accountable when they commit high crimes," Wexler says in a video on the site, which suggests, among other things, that Cheney manipulated intelligence to boost the case for war against Iraq and was involved in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Within two days of posting, Wexler said he had surpassed his goal of 50,000 signatures and is aiming for 250,000. He's written an op-ed article with two fellow members of the House Judiciary committee, calling for hearings into whether Cheney violated the Constitution.

Though the push is, as Wexler acknowledges, a "huge uphill battle" because House leadership has not been interested, the quest has made him a favorite of left-leaning activists.

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RonaldWilson 6 years, 3 months ago

janeyb (Anonymous) says:

"Taxpayers shouldn't have to worry about a Bush/Cheney presidential library. They won't turn over any of their papers, letters, documents etc. Unless, of course, in the form of confetti."


Kind of like Hillary's White House records, or her Welsley thesis paper, or her Rose Law Firm billing records.....

You speculate that Bush will hide evidence of his past behavior, while Hillary is currently doing just that with no outcry from the lefties or their mouthpiece, the "Mainstream" media.

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janeyb 6 years, 3 months ago

Taxpayers shouldn't have to worry about a Bush/Cheney presidential library. They won't turn over any of their papers, letters, documents etc. Unless, of course, in the form of confetti.

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Nonsense 6 years, 3 months ago

Make a difference locally, not nationally...

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

funny, again these lunatic fringe lefties forget who Richard Armitage was! Cheney wasn't in volved in the so-called "outing" of an already out nonprivate CIA agent who parked her car in the CIA's public lot! FGS! Scooter was convicted by a moveon.org jury that would've convicted barney and spot for just working at the whitehouse, and he was convicted for obstruction of justice where there was no underlying crime. note to lefty loons: Fitzgerald didn't charge anybody because he couldn't charge anybody with "outing" because that was no crime. further, there is no proof that Cheney did anything to intel, in fact note that valerie plame herself worked on the wmd desk at cia! you think she'd have grabbed her ankles for cheney, I don't think so. wexler is an idiot and a blowhard.

nice to see mkh leading the bloodthirsty liberals charge on this thread. funny how bloodthirsty these nutbags get.

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Mkh 6 years, 3 months ago

Book him and Cook him! I'm against the Death Penalty except in special cases such as this.

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truthhurts 6 years, 3 months ago

The Democrats had a chance to stop Cheney's imperialism in 2002-03 - they did not. It's a little disingenuous to pretend like they care now.

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blackwalnut 6 years, 3 months ago

Kucinich has actually introduced Articles of Impeachment against Richard B. Cheney in the House.

H.Res 333 is in the House Judiciary Committee where the committee members could decide to act upon it. There is much support in that committee.

Impeach Cheney. Show the world America has learned from her mistakes and has the guts to admit it and the will to set things right again. Anything less than impeachment tells the world America is OK with the crimes of this administration.

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beobachter 6 years, 3 months ago

where he should be is a max security prison. more fitting would be gitmo.

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Godot 6 years, 3 months ago

One thing that holds me back on this: I would hate to see Wexlar's ugly mug on TV day during the hearings.

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Godot 6 years, 3 months ago

Go for it. Tie up Congress for the next 12 months so they can do no other harm. Regardless of how it turns out, in 12 months Cheney will be back on his ranch in Wyoming.

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Pilgrim 6 years, 3 months ago

I wonder if Wexler is familiar with the phrase "pssng up a rope." If not, he soon will be.

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Jeff Kilgore 6 years, 3 months ago

Most people, whether they like the B-C adm. or not, probably believe that these two have committed crimes. It's just that Elephants believe that their presidents have the right to commit crimes for the "good of the country." They don't realize that these crimes only fill the pockets of those at the very top. Very simple, really. It's a wonder more people haven't objected.

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yourworstnightmare 6 years, 3 months ago

"The trouble with our right-wing liberal friends is that they are ignorant". -yourworstnightmare

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yourworstnightmare 6 years, 3 months ago

Let's see what the Constitution says:

Article II Section. 4 "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Article I Section 3. "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law."

Wexler is not in the Senate, but impeachment well within Constitutionally-prescribed duties of Congress. There is certainly enough evidence of treason and high crimes and misdemeanors to warrant impeachment of Cheney.

Lying to Congress for starters. Uoting a CIA agent next. And for desert, a cover-up of these goings-on.

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RonaldWilson 6 years, 3 months ago

"Our constitution mandates that the House of Representatives hold presidents and vice presidents accountable when they commit high crimes," Wexler says in a video on the site, which suggests, among other things, that Cheney manipulated intelligence to boost the case for war against Iraq and was involved in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame."


The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. --Ronald Wilson Reagan

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Bowhunter99 6 years, 3 months ago

", the quest has made him a favorite of left-leaning activists."

Really? I could never guessed that in a million years...

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Mike Blur 6 years, 3 months ago

Impeachment or not, both Dick C and GWB have their ultimate days of reckoning impending. You really want to approach the pearly gates with their lifetime CV?

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Windlass 6 years, 3 months ago

Run him over. Vermicular homicide.

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dirkleisure 6 years, 3 months ago

Sen. Harry Reid?

Has he been flying black helicopters over your house?

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 3 months ago

When R's take over again in a year, Reid most certainly should be and probably will be impeached.

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staff04 6 years, 3 months ago

"Not something to brag about."

Unfortunately, neither is Cheney...

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RonaldWilson 6 years, 3 months ago

"...the quest has made him a favorite of left-leaning activists."

Not something to brag about.

"...the push is, as Wexler acknowledges, a "huge uphill battle" because House leadership has not been interested..."

House Democrat Leadership. They're not interested because even they are smart enough to know this is nothing more than a political smear campaign. Silly Lefties.

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