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July 23, 2007

More Exciting John Conyers Impeachment Rumor-Mongering

On Friday John Conyers appeared at an event in San Diego. While speaking there he said that he would support the introduction of articles of impeachment if three additional members of Congress ask him to do so. (He seemed to say he meant in addition to the 13 current co-sponsors of Kucinich's bill H.Res. 333 regarding Cheney.)

Below is a transcript of Conyers' remarks. Video should be available soon.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Call Conyers at 202-225-5126 and ask him to start hearings on the impeachment of Dick Cheney. Phone your own Congressmember at 202-224-3121 and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res. 333 and express their support for impeachment to Conyers.

CONYERS: Now, let me close with this one suggestion, is that I need some Members of Congress to come to me and say Mr Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I heard you were out in San Diego, and they really put it to you, and you made commitments that we don't know if you were just saying... saying something to get out of that hotel alive (laughter) or were you, or were you serious and here's what we need to do. We need to have three Members of Congress from anywhere come and say, "Congressman, if you, if you are willing to support an inquiry into a resolution of whether there had been acts of impeachability conducted by the Vice President of, and the President of the United States, that could lead to High Crimes and Misdemeanors, then we will join you if you introduce such a resolution"...

QUESTIONER: We do have House Resolution 333.

CONYERS: I'm talking about more. Look. And so let us see how many people would be willing to back us up...

I want to examine and put forward as we move along a close, critical examination of all of the benefits and the costs involved in making this momentous decision. Um. It's easy to say that this is, this is a no brainer. It's, the logic is all on one side, and I wish that were so. If it were so, you would be here congratulating me for doing what you had been asking me and others to do for so long.

So let's think soberly about it. I have to think about the future. I have to weigh what this, the impact of this is going to be. And, by the way, you probably know, that there is such a thing as the retroactive impeachment process...If you introduced the resolution of impeachment after the person is gone.

Posted at July 23, 2007 07:08 AM | TrackBack

I'll call them. That RETROACTIVE IMPEACHMENT looks like some more stalling, politically worthless. After they are out of office---ARREST AND TRIAL.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 23, 2007 10:54 AM

Rahm Emanuel's staff say that he is 'considering' H. Res 333. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: atheist at July 23, 2007 07:09 PM

"They sound fearful rather than determined". N/S

That is what happens to western liberal political parties when: A. their whole country tells them to get rid of their masters (the Right Wing), knowing all the while that they can't. B. then having to garner votes by verbally pandering to the outrage, then simultaneously having to explain why they can't remove their right wing overlords from power. This has been going on since the end of WWII.
It's just too bad the John Lennon Left in this sad country lacks the balls to legitimately castrate and crucify these fools and everyone involved with them. God I miss the scare the USSR put into those asshats! Good times...

Posted by: at July 24, 2007 09:39 AM

So let's think soberly about it. I have to think about the future. I have to weigh what this, the impact of this is going to be.

looking from the outside in, the only impact it will have is the gratitude of the entire world.

the 30-percenters however, will hate you for the rest of your life and those people matter more than the REST OF THE FUCKING WORLD, and for some reason, always will.

Posted by: almostinfamous at July 24, 2007 10:26 AM

I called, no one home and voice mail box full, WILL try again later.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 24, 2007 12:06 PM

<Convyers> Just a few more congresspeople behind me, then we're set.
<Convyers> Just a few more.
<Convyers> Nope, not quite there yet.
<Convyers> Come on people, just a few more congresspeople behind me and we can do this.
<Convyers> Oh, nevermind, the administration's term is nearly up.  But now that I have your attention, let's discuss my re-election.  Wasn't it awesome how I totally pushed for impeachment?  Vote Conyers!

Posted by: Dayv at July 24, 2007 01:14 PM

As for the comment about the "John Lennon left", you have to remember how much Lennon and his like did for civil protest in this country. It's not a bad example to follow. And it's the bureaucrats on the Hill, who are more concerned with their own careers than the American people, who are stalling on the impeachment process, not the people on the streets calling for it. It's about time that our elected officials start representing their consticuency, rather than playing their own politcal games. The evidence for impeachment has been out there for all to see for a long time.

Posted by: Jason Compton at July 26, 2007 04:34 PM