Friday, January 12, 2007

New Mexico legislature may push for Bush's impeachment

David Swanson (Bio)writes in OpEd News that the legislature of New Mexico is making preparations to submit a request to the National House of Representatives to begin impeachment actions against Bush.
There is a decent chance that within the next month or two the New Mexico State Legislature will ask the U.S. House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney. And there is the definite possibility that a Congress Member from New Mexico will take up the matter when it gets to Washington. The Jefferson Manual, rules used by the U.S. House, allows for impeachment to be begun in this manner. It only takes one state legislature. No governor is needed. One Congress Member, from the same state or any other, is needed to essentially acknowledge receipt of the state's petition. Then impeachment begins.

Last year the state legislatures of California, Minnesota, Illinois, and Vermont introduced but did not pass resolutions to send impeachment to the U.S. House. The State Senator who introduced the bill in Minnesota is now a member of Congress, Keith Ellison.
I don't know who David Sanderson is, but his bio suggests that he is a Democratic activist who has worked for Dennis Kucinich. He might have the contacts to know what he has written, so it is worth while to look at this and see if any further evidence supports the facts asserted here.

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