Democratic majority leader Steny Hoyer made a motion to table (kill) the Cheney impeachment resolution H.R. 333 introduced by Rep. Kucinich, D.OH. Despite this, and because of the support of Republicans and the anti-war caucus, Hoyer’s motion to kill H.R. 333 failed. Hoyer then made a motion to refer H.R. 333 to the House Judiciary Committee. This motion passed, which meant that there would be no open floor debate on the merits of the resolution.
Why impeach Cheney?
1. Cheney “has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq …”
2. Cheney “purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq …”
This is about the Constitution. This is about the rule of law.
I think that many people are not happy that they put the Democratic Party in power in 2006 only to see the party lose their spine in opposition to the Bush administration.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was quoted as saying, “Impeachment is off the table.” It is also known that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, John Conyers, told anti-war activists that winning the 2008 election was more important than dividing the Democratic party over the issue of impeachment or the Iraq occupation.
Personally, I think if the Democratic Party is THAT divided on the war and impeachment, I don’t care if they win or not.