Vermont Senate votes for Impeachment of Bush

(AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. Vermont senators voted Friday to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, saying their actions have raised “serious questions of constitutionality.”

The non-binding resolution was approved 16-9 without debate — all six Republicans in the chamber at the time and three Democrats voted against it.

The resolution says Bush and Cheney’s actions in the U.S. and abroad, including in Iraq, “raise serious questions of constitutionality, statutory legality, and abuse of the public trust.”

Salon blogger Allen L. Roland has given us the reasons for impeachment(as if we don’t already know them):

1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal “War of Aggression” against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm, debilitating injuries, and deaths.

2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.

4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.

5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

6. Violating the Constitution by using “signing statements” to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.

7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.

9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a “Unitary Executive Theory” giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.

I think the State of Vermont has the right idea. Wouldn’t it be great if it caught on? ITMFA!

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Posted on April 22, 2007, in Impeach, VermontVotesForImpeachment. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Nice. Good list. I still have a feeling he will get away with it.The Democrats needed to win control of the congress in 2004, even if Kerry was going to loose the election. 2 years may not be enough time for an impeachment.

  2. I have been opposed to impeachment because I didn’t think they would get thrown out and it would only fire up the crazy Republican base, but I am tired of these guys. They could do a lot of damage in 2 years and maybe impeachment defense and investigation will distract them from ruining everything

  3. I agree with Scott, they should fire up the Impeachment wagon if for no other reason that to distract these bastards from ruining anything else.

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