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Lee, Woolsey call for Cheney’s impeachment

By Josh Richman
Friday, June 8th, 2007 at 12:36 pm in Barbara Lee, Dennis Kucinich, Lynn Woolsey, U.S. House, Vice President Dick Cheney.

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, yesterday became the fifth and sixth co-sponsors of House Resolution 333 — articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

“While ending the occupation of Iraq remains my top priority, and I am clear about the political reality as it relates to this bill, I nonetheless believe that given Vice President Cheney’s role in misleading our nation into an unnecessary, aggressive invasion and occupation that it is appropriate for me to support this measure,” Lee said today.

The bill accuses Cheney of having “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 and lying about links between Iraq and al Qaeda “to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests.” He’s also accused of having “openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United States proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States.”

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced the bill April 24. The other cosponsors are Yvette Clarke, D-NY; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.; and Albert Wynn, D-Md.

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  • Smokey

    It is always refreshing to read the comments of the folks who passed a law handing George W. Bush sole discretion in whether or not to go to war:

    LOL! And now they want to get Cheney out of the way so they can go after Bush — because nobody is gonna boot Bush with Cheney waiting in the wings.

    What a bunch of transparent clowns.

  • Josh Richman

    For the record, Lee and Woolsey both voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public law 107-243, 116 Stat. 1497-1502); introduced as H.J.Res. 114, it passed the House on October 10, 2002 by a vote of 296-133, and the Senate on October 11 by a vote of 77-23.

  • http://none gordon kobayashi

    Everyone on the House Judiciary Committee and the Congressional Progressive Caucus needs to be contacted to cosponsor HR 333.
    A major reason Dennis Kucinich introduced these Articles is to prevent an attack on iran. If we attack Iran, our troops in Iraq are in great danger of being annililated.