Fiery House hearing on Bush abuses

Here’s Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, testifying today at the House Judiciary Committee‘s hearing on “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations,” discussing an article of impeachment he introduced this month (co-sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland) against President George W. Bush based on “Deceiving Congress with Fabricated Threats of Iraq WMDs to Fraudulently Obtain Support for an Authorization of the Use of Military Force Against Iraq:”

More video from today’s hearing, after the jump…

Vincent Bugliosi, former prosecutor and author of “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” now at #9 on the New York Times’ hardcover nonfiction bestseller list: “Whether Republican or Democrat, all Americans should be absolutely outraged over what the Bush Administration has done. How dare they do what they did? How dare they?”

Constitutional lawyer and former Justice Department attorney Bruce Fein: “The Executive Branch has vandalized the Constitution every bit as much as the barbarians sacked Rome in 410 A.D.”

Libertarian presidential candidate and former Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga.: “If we don’t get a handle on this now in some form or fashion, the next administration and the one after that regardless of party will take these abuses, these powers, these liberties with the fundamental institutions of our government and take them to even higher and higher levels.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Ron

    this idiot needs to go jump in a lake!!!!