Grounds for Impeachment of Bush
Dennis Kucinich Documents Grounds for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney – 48 min – Jun 10, 2008
Following his attempt to impeach Dick Cheney in 2007, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic presidential contender, said Monday he wants the House of Representatives to consider a resolution to impeach President George W. Bush. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi consistently has said impeachment was “off the table.” The Democratic Party are hesitant to cause a scene on the sidelines of the Presidential Election that could distract voters. Kucinich read his proposed impeachment language, which resembled that used against Cheney in 2007, in a floor speech Monday 9 June 2008. According to Tom D’Antoni of the Huffington Post, 35 Articles of Impeachment were delivered. Only one Article is required to justify the impeachment of the president. He contended Bush deceived the nation and violated his oath of office in leading the country into the Iraq war. Kucinich’s efforts to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney were unsuccessful. That resolution was killed, but only after Republicans initially voted in favor of taking up the measure to force a debate. Despite this failure, Kucinich has been widely commended for the motion. Kucinich won 50 percent of the vote in a five-way House Democratic primary in March, beating back critics who said he ignored business at home to travel the country in his quest to be president.