Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Conyers To America--Forget About Cheney Impeachment

As we have reported Dennis Kucunick's H.Res.333,Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors is and has been the most viewed "bill" since it's introduction on April 24, 2007.

As the summer wears on, the resolution has been slowly crawling its way across the floor of Nancy Pelosi's office and Sunday night was leaning on a table leg. It seemed to be gathering the strength necessary to drag itself those last few feet to the top of her table. Yesterday John Conyers kicked it in the teeth and stomped it back down to the floor.

According to Donny Shaw of the Congress Gossip Blog

Over the weekend, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) stated that if three more Congressmen sign on to the bill, he will begin the impeachment proceedings.
Those comments must have been music to the ears of Cindy Sheehan, who has taken up the resolution. They were particularly timely since she planned to lead a pro-impeachment march on the Congress yesterday. How fortunate, she must have thought, there will be good news to report at the end of the march. This morning she writes in Michael Moore's blog
About 300 people gathered today and marched the 3 1/2 miles from the entrance of Arlington Cemetery to Congressman John Conyers' office to demand impeachment and accountability from one of the leading figures in American politics for the last four decades. . . .At the end of the march, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, President of the Hip Hop Caucus, Ray McGovern (retired CIA analyst) and I met with Congressman John Conyers to implore him to institute impeachment proceedings against the pretenders to the White House who are destroying our democracy, making a mockery out of our rule of law and who are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
Sheehan says
It was with very heavy hearts that Rev. Yearwood, Ray, and I reported back to the media that the Congressman had said that with over one million signatures on petitions and with one phone call coming into his office every 30 seconds supporting impeachment and with 300 activists in the hall to support him, he was still not going to move forward with the most urgent duty of his career. The Rev and I were particularly disheartened and broken because we do love the Congressman so much, but we love our country and the people of Iraq and the Middle East more. The Rev and Ray spent many years serving their country in the military and the CIA and I had a son who gave his life to do what the Congress is supposed to do: protect our freedoms, not hand them over to the mob that runs our country.
It appears Conyers has decided that it is too late in the cycle to start impeachment.

I bet John Conyers will sit right down and write another letter about the administration's very next outrage against the Constitution. His letter will be reported. Everybody will pretend it is meaningful.