Monday, December 19, 2005

Impeachment rumblings

From the Access North, an AP story on a US representative saying that if Bush broke the law with unwarranted domestic spying then he should be impeached.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis said Monday in a radio interview that President Bush should be impeached if he broke the law in authorizing spying on Americans.

The Democratic senator from Georgia told WAOK-AM he would sign a bill of impeachment if one was drawn up and that the House of Representatives should consider such a move.

And from RawStory, Sen Boxer (she rocks!) has discussed this very issue with four congressional scholars.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has become the first in the Senate to raise consideration of impeachment of President George W. Bush for authorizing spying on Americans without warrants, RAW STORY has learned.

In a release issued this evening, Boxer said she's asked "four presidential scholars" for their opinion on impeachment after former White Housel counsel John Dean -- made famous by his role in revealing the Watergate tapes -- asserted that President Bush had 'admitted' to an 'impeachable offense.'

Bush is gonna have trouble with this one. He admitted to 30+ counts of wrongdoing, a crime for which there is a 5 year prison sentence if found guilty. 150+ years of prison For King George. Of course, he'd be pardoned, but this would be the end of the Bush dynasty. Every one of his excuses has come up empty, and warrantless spying will freak out liberals, moderates, and real conservatives (but not the fake Bushco ones).

More from Rawstory, with Harry Reid blowing holes in Bush's "I told Congress," defense.
“The President asserted in his December 17th radio address that “leaders in Congress have been briefed more than a dozen times on this authorization and the activities conducted under it.” This statement gives the American public a very misleading impression that the President fully consulted with Congress.

“First, it is quite likely that 96 Senators of 100 Senators, including 13 of 15 on the Senate Intelligence Committee first learned about this program in the New York Times, not from any Administration briefing.

Bush is gonna be in some deep shit. I wonder how many journalists and liberal activists got spied on by Bushco...

by Robster @ 12/19/2005 06:41:00 PM PERMALink