Nixon impeachment panelist speaks out
A member of the House panel that voted to impeach Richard Nixon called on the Congress to listen to the people and get on with the impeachment of Dick Cheney, after polls showed that a majority of Americans favor the impeachment against US Vice President.
"The Congressional leadership cannot continue to say to at least half of America, 'sorry, impeachment is off the table.'," Elizabeth Holtzman said. "The American people are putting it back on, and we're beginning to see Congress respond."
When asked "Do you favor or oppose the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney?", 54% of the 1,100 respondents said yes, 40% said no with 6% being undecided.
"When Nixon fired the Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, the American people said, 'enough is enough; no President is above the law,'" Holtzman added. "Well, we are nearing kind of critical mass again. With the self-serving commutation of Libby's sentence, more revelations about Cheney's central role in authorizing detainee abuse, and the White House invoking executive privilege to stonewall subpoenas, public support for impeachment is broadening and Congress is beginning to move."
14 Representatives, support H. Res. 333, a bill calling for the impeachment Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors introduced by Democrat presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich in April.
The charges against the Vice President include, purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and lying about alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda to justify war against Iraq, and openly threatening war against Iran.
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