Dem Prez Candidates on Impeachment: "It Sucks All Of The Oxygen Out Of The Air," and Out Of Our Pocketbooks!

3 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Dem Prez Candidates on Impeachment: "It Sucks All Of The Oxygen Out Of The Air," and <em>Out Of Our Pocketbooks!</em> </h1><p>May 3 (LPAC)--While the "impeach Cheney" efforts of the LaRouche Youth Movement changed the California Democratic Convention's Resolutions Committee vote, the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidates, at the convention --with the important exception of the sponsor of H.Res. 333 to impeach Cheney, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio--were trying to take it <em>off</em> the table, all while raising millions of dollars.</p><p>An enterprising reporter from <em>Raw Story</em> , asked all the Democratic candidates in sight at the California Democratic Convention whether each supported impeachment. All had been silent when Rep. Kucinich asked for a show of hands by those who supported impeachment in the Democratic Presidential Debate on April 26.</p><p>Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel said, "Don't worry about impeachment ... that will come." Gravel outlined a plan for a new bill requiring removal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 60 days, which would pass with a veto-proof majority, and if Bush failed to withdraw them, <em>then</em> he could be impeached for breaking the law. "Then, you impeach," Gravel said.</p><p>Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) said, "I've been down that road [with Bill Clinton]. It sucks all the oxygen out of the air." Said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, "We should enforce our laws. This is why I'm for deauthorization," apparently referring to deauthorizing the use of military force in Iraq, without responding on impeachment. Former Sen. John Edwards was asked whether impeachment is a viable alternative, if Congress can't override Bush's veto of an Iraq redeployment bill. "No," replied Edwards, "just keep sending him the bill."</p><p>A bystander asked Sen. Hillary Clinton (New York). "I understand the sentiment," said Hillary, "We will impeach him in November 2008."</p></div></body>