Saturday, July 7, 2007

Impeach Dick Cheney Resolution Most Viewed

According to OpenCongress' Congress Gossip Blog the resolution entitled H.Res.333,, Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors "has been extremely popular on OpenCongress. It became the most-viewed bill in April and has held that position ever since with 10,332 all-time views currently." As of this posting the count is 10,408.

H.Res. 333 was introduced April 24, 2007 and is sponsored by Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and co-sponsored by 9 others: Rep Yvette Clarke [D-NY]; Rep Wm. Lacy Clay [D-MO]; Rep Keith Ellison [D- MN]; Rep Henry C. "Hank," Jr. Johnson [D GA]; Rep Barbara Lee [D-CA]; Rep Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL]; Rep Waters, Maxine [D-CA]; Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D-CA]; and Rep. Albert Russell Wynn [D-MD].

According to the Scoop come Monday morning the official count of cosponsors could rise to 14 as Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA], Rep. Bob Filner [D-CA], Jim Moran [D-VA] and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. [D-IL] sign on or introduce their own articles of impeachment. With 54% of Americans favoring impeachment don't be surprised if other members of Congress also sign on as co-sponsors.

If you want to read more on impeachment here is a partial list of blog posts and a page filled with links to news coverage.

The momentum to impeach the Vice President appears to be building among Democrats. One wonders if Nancy Pelosi can keep the resolution off the table much longer.