Sunday, December 16, 2007

Please sign the Wexler petition urging Cheney impeachment hearings plus send to 10 others

Please drop everything, go to Wexler Wants Hearings and sign the petition calling for impeachment hearings of Cheney. When you sign up, note the number who have also signed. There were 63, 541 signers at 5:55 pm this evening.

Representative Robert Wexler, Democrat, 19th Congressional District, Florida, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee (HJC). He, along with HJC members Rep. LuisGutierrez (D-IL) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, (D-WI) are fed up with the lawlessness of Vice President Richard Cheney.

Last Friday, Democrats.com sent out "Reps. Wexler, Gutierrez, and Baldwin Call for Cheney Impeachment Hearings", and the result has been the stunning number of signatures gathered over a busy pre-holiday weekend.


Rep. Kucinich’s impeach Cheney bill was submitted on April 24, 2007. It has languished since then in the HJC. It was given new life on November 6th when Kucinich submitted a privileged resolution to impeach Cheney, H. Res. 799, on the House floor. Mixed motives were behind the bipartisan majority of 218 House members who voted to sent it back to the HJC.

Many Democrats who voted to move the resolution to the HJC hoped it would continue to gather dust. Until now, it appeared that H. Res. 799 would indeed be forgotten by the HJC, which is made up of 23 Democrats and 15 Republicans.

Impeachment has been by highest political priority since November 2, 2006, when I heard John Nichols speak about impeachment. John is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The Genius of Impeachment - The Founders' Cure for Royalism.

I hope you’ll join me in calling for hearings on impeaching Cheney. Don’t worry about the outcome, just add your voice to the growing number who don’t want to see Vice President Cheney get away for so many lawless acts. Then spread the word to 10 friends.

(photo of Cheney from Wexler Wants Hearings)

1 comment:

Ann said...

Hi Gail!

Travis and I have signed and I'm recruiting others. Up to more than 95,000 signatures now.