Monday, 17 December 2007

House Judiciary Trio Calls for Impeach Cheney Hearings

Three senior members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for the immediate opening of impeachment hearings for Vice President Richard Cheney.

Democrats Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Friday distributed a statement, "A Case for Hearings," that declares, "The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution. The charges against Vice President Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens."

So far the head of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, has refused to play ball on this matter commenting that he cannot not guarantee a conviction at the end of the impeachment trial. This is no reason to forgo an open investigation- an investigation that will expose to the public the seriousness of the crimes committed by the Administration.

The Democrat Leaders need to get something straight here. Either they initiate the proceedings or they stand as accomplices to the crimes. They cannot do nothing.

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