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    Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Kucinich_presents_Bush_im...

    David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
    Published: Monday June 9, 2008

    Watch Live on C-Span I: http://www.c-span.org/watch/cs_cspan_rm.asp?Cat=TV&Code...

    An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.

    Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on CSPAN.

    "The House is not in order," said Kucinich to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) before he began to read the articles, upon which Pelosi pounded her gavel.

    "Resolved," he then began, "that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. ...

    "In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power..."

    The first article Kucinich presented regarded the war in Iraq. "Article 1: Creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq."

    Kucinich, a 2004 and 2008 Democratic candidate for the White House, abandoned a prior attempt to begin impeachment proceedings against Bush in January of this year.

    In April of 2007, Kucinich presented impeachment articles against Vice President Dick Cheney, but the effort went nowhere. Kucinich exclaimed that "impeachment may well be the only remedy which remains to stop a war of aggression against Iran."

    Before leaving office in January 2007, Rep. Cynthia McKinney--currently a Green Party presidential candidate--introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush as her last act in Congress, but that effort also was fruitless.
    This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 9, 2008.

    Download Video Here (if you missed it): http://www.rawprint.com/media/2008/0806/cspan_kucinich_...

    Rough closed caption transcript of the first 10 minutes of proceedings follow...

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    the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: will the house come to order. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise?

    mr. kucinich: madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker

    pro tempore: will the house come to order. please take your conversations off the floor. the speaker pro tempore: will the house come to order. the gentleman from ohio.

    mr. kucinich: madam speaker, pursuant to clause 2 of rule 9, i rise to give notice of my intent to raise a question of the privileges of the house. the form of the resolution is as follows. the house is not in order.

    mr. kucinich: the form of the resolution is as follows.

    a resolution, articles of impeachment of george bush, president of the united states. resolved that president george w. bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanor and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the united states senate.

    articles of impeachment exhibited by the house of representatives of the united states of america in the name of itself and of the people of the united states of america in maintenance and support of its impeachment against george w. bush for high crimes and misdemeanor.

    it is conduct while president of the united states, george w. bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faith fully execute the office of the office of president of the united states and best of his ability, preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be safely executed has committed the following abuses of power.

    article i, creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against iraq.

    Continued...

    Download Video Here (if you missed it): http://www.rawprint.com/media/2008/0806/cspan_kucinich_...
    It's got a K&R. I wonder how many DUmmies will get excited by this utterly uneventful event.

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    Last edited by FDK; 06-09-2008 at 09:57 PM.
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