You know, I get the impression the new trend is going to be to impeach every president. I read an interesting comment over the weekend that the state of affairs with our government at this moment is similar (albeit worse) than just before Nixon’s leaving the office. Now, the Illinois State Legislature is preparing to impeach Bush and California is right on their tail.
a little known and never utlitized rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson’s Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature. From there, Illinois House Joint Resolution 125 (hereafter to be referred to as HJR0125) was born.
…five specific charges against President Bush including one that is specified to be a felony…
Should HJR0125 be passed by the Illinois General Assembly, the US House will be forced by House Rules to take up the issue of impeachment as a privileged bill, meaning it will take precedence over other House business.
An ABC News/Washington Post Poll Conducted April 6-9 showed that 33% of Americans currently support Impeaching President Bush, coincidentally, only a similar amount supported impeaching Nixon at the start of the Watergate investigation.
Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.
Koretz said, “we will be paying for the Bush Administration’s illegal actions and terrible lack of judgment and competence for decadesâ€”not only in the billions of dollars wasted on the war and welfare for the rich, but in the worldwide loss of respect for America and Americans. Bush and Cheney must be impeached and removed from office before they undertake even deadlier misdeeds, such as the use of nuclear weapons. There are no bounds to their willingness to ignore the Constitution and world opinionâ€”we can’t afford to wait for the next disaster and hope that we can survive it.”
Expect to see Vermont, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Nevada and North Carolina be next to follow suit.