Friday, June 27, 2008

Can a President Be Impeached?

by Robert L. Gisel

House Resolution 1258 "Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors" was passed in the House mid July, 2008, with a vote of 251 to 166. It is currently in the House Judiciary Committee for action.

H.Res. 333 "impeaching Richard B. Cheny, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors" was earlier by a year or so. Probably it didn't go anywhere as the bill to impeach Bush had not yet been entered.

Conference Report on HR 1: Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007; at this time the House Resolution 1258 was introduced.

As the mainstream press is no longer covering these current events I am posting these on my blog lest someone forget that HR 1258 is currently in the House Judiciary Committee which has been issuing subpoenas and gathering data so this can be passed to the Senate for impeachment proceedings. It is not old news, it is a current event, which would think the press would all over this with coverage. The House Resolution 1258 cites evidence for war crimes and high crimes so I fail to see how this is a light matter.

The truth is when criminal action is committed the person always has the choice the come clean and get straight. When that doesn't occur justice actions must be taken. How many times have we heard that someone indicted for a new crime has a history of past crimes so that the new crime could have been predicted and stopped before it happened.

The House Judiciary Committee will, I trust, keep putting forth its ethics presence and stem the tide of further heinous acts. We can only hope. The public presence is very much needed and this is where the press has come a cropper: not making it known.

We're looking at falsely propagandizing a war, just for one of the 35 charges, that has taken a lot of lives in Iraq, about a million counting the Iraqis who have died. Not a good statistic for the US President.

This has been a great country. I for one would like to keep it so. Speak up and say your part: your voice will heard somewhere and to that degree it will make a difference. This so that America can truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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