Dennis Kucinich submitted 35 Articles of Impeachment on the floor of the House last night. A news blackout among corporate media has kept this off major news outlets, so far. Standing for almost five hours, Kucinich read out the detailed charges, which refer back, again and again, to the President's failure to follow his oath of office, as well as his failure to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.
"Resolved," Kucinich 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. ...Raw Story
"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..." (Raw Story, which links to CSPAN video)
also reports that Florida's Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler has become the first to co-sponsor the Articles. Wexler offered these comments:
"President Bush deliberately created a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people and the charges detailed in this impeachment resolution indicate an unprecedented abuse of executive power," Wexler said in a news release. "A decision by Congress to pursue impeachment is not an option, it is a sworn duty. It is time for Congress to stand up and defend the Constitution against the blatant violations and illegalities of this Administration. Our Founding Fathers bestowed upon Congress the power of impeachment, and it is now time that we use it to defend the rule of law from this corrupt Administration."
Here in Fort Worth, our friend Grayson Harper has been speaking regularly before the City Council and urging them to adopt a resolution for Impeachment of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, a resolution that has passed in several cities and towns across this country. "Thinking globally and acting locally," our friend Grayson offers this poster for a peaceful, July 8th assembly of concerned citizens in this city.