Yesterday, US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus, became the eighth total cosponsor of Kucinich’s bill, H Res 333, to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for deceiving the American people over the need to invade Iraq.No kidding, Dennis.
US Rep. Waters is the first Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee to cosponsor the measure. US Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Albert Wynn (D-MD), are the other cosponsors so far.
US Reps. Wynn and Waters joined Kucinich today in a press conference in Washington, DC, regarding what they are calling "renewed efforts" to impeach Cheney.
"More and more Members of Congress are becoming aware of the concerns of the American people to make sure the Constitution is protected," US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview.
"With the addition of Waters, head of the Out of Iraq Caucus, and of Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey, who are Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, we now have leaders of the two largest caucuses. It shows how seriously this effort to impeach is being taken," Kucinich told APN.
"It’s very significant to have her [Waters’s] support... because of her prominence as a long-time Member of Congress. She has tremendous experience in government," Kucinich said.
"We’re still at war. We’re there because he [Cheney] promoted those lies to the American people. I felt that I should step forward," Kucinich said, of his decision to sponsor H Res 333.
"As they [other Members] hear from their constituents, they will know how seriously this is being taken," Kucinich said.
It should be taken as seriously as a heart attack, in my opinion. (Where are they when you need 'em?)
It should be taken as seriously as death.
It should be taken as seriously as hundreds of thousands of senseless needless deaths.
It should be taken as seriously as treason.
Wait! It is treason!!
Click here to read more from Dennis Kucinich via Matthew Cardinale of the Atlanta Progressive News.
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