Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, plans to force a floor vote tomorrow on his H.Res.333, the legislation he introduced in April to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. The Democratic leadership blocked any hearings of the bill, but Kucinich will use his right of personal privilege to bring it forward anyway.
It will be met with a motion to table, so a vote against that motion will be a vote in favor of impeaching Cheney. Kucinich explained it a few weeks ago during a Southern California campaign stop:
(The impeachment talk starts about two minutes and 20 seconds in.)
If you want to chat with Kucinich about this, he’ll host a live, nationwide conference call about his impeachment effort starting at about 4:30 p.m. today; the call-in number is 641-715-3300, the access code is 324341#, and the call is open to all interested citizens.
Although an American Research Group poll this summer found more than half of Americans support Cheney’s impeachment, Kucinich’s measure is expected to fail by a wide margin without the blessing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and other Democratic leaders.