House Republicans initially opposed the effort to debate Mr. Kucinich’s impeachment measure and briefly there were 290 votes in favor of tabling it.
But then the Republicans sensed an opportunity to irritate Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California who has said the Democrats have no interest in impeaching Mr. Cheney or President Bush. The Republicans began changing their votes and by the time the clock ran out, the tally was 251 to 162 against tabling with 165 Republicans voting no.
Mr. Kucinich’s two campaigns are completely interconnected with his candidacy for president largely based on his opposition to the Iraq war and his contention that the Bush administration, led by Mr. Cheney, deceived the American people about Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction.
In April, Mr. Kucinich introduced an 11-page resolution to impeach Mr. Cheney.
In it, he wrote: “In his conduct while Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of Vice 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 purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests.”
Yeah. Seeking to embarrass Democrats. Because we should all totally be ashamed of ourselves for wanting to impeach the people who lied us into Iraq. We should completely regret that. Here, bend over, I’ll flog you and you flog me. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to offend. Oh my GOD, sack up already. I love how anything that could actually prove the Democrats grow a pair is seen, by both Republicans and Democrats, as not being worthy of their time. A distraction from WHAT, lubing up for yet another gimp session?
And not for nothing, but sometimes a guy is right even if he’s seen UFOs. I’m having an awfully hard time reading Kucinich’s statement up there and finding anything in it I disagree with.
Someday somebody’s going to have to explain to me the distinction between a Congressman who thinks he saw a UFO and a president who thinks he saw WMDs.