The offices of www.ImpeachforPeace.org learned this morning that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) (seen in photo with IFP members prior to May Day Parade) has cosigned House Resolution 333 as authored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) calling for impeachment hearings to commence against Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Members of ImpeachforPeace had met with Rep. Ellison in April at which time he had said that “Impeachment Should Be on the Table”, but that he needed to hear clearly from his consituents as to their will in this matter before cosigning the impeachment bill authored by the Representative Kucinich who he described as “a good friend”.
Rep. Ellison’s signature, along with that of Rep. James McDermott (D-WA), who also added his name to the resolution this week, brought the number of cosigners of H. Res. 333 to ten. Ellison is notably the second member of the House Judiciary Committee to cosign, along with Maxine Waters (D-CA). The HJC is where the bill sits for now, waiting for enough citizen support and pressure to be brought to a vote. A vote resulting in a simple majority of the 38 members of the HJC would initiate impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives against Vice President Cheney for lying to lead us into the invasion and occupation of Iraq, among other charges.
Resolutions in support of H. Res. 333 and calling for Rep. Ellison to cosign were resoundingly passed at the Minnesota 5th District Democratic Farmer-Labor Party Central meeting last week after a presentation by ImpeachforPeace.
Tens of thousands of Minneapolis citizens – constituents of Rep. Ellison – had roared their approval as black-hooded, orange clad ‘detainees’ in chains preceded the ImpeachforPeace.org banner in both the May Day and the Pride Festival Parades.
A stack of single page Do-It Yourself Impeachment Memorials over a foot and a half tall was collected at the ImpeachforPeace table during the Pride Festival in Loring Park last weekend alone. DIY Impeachment Memorial forms are available to be downloaded, filled out and mailed to IFP and IFP members will be hand delivering thousands of completed forms to the HJC in July.
It is the view of ImpeachforPeace that the Bush Administration has many times over proven themselves to be domestic enemies to the U. S. Constitution and that Rep. Ellison has simply honored his oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies both foreign AND DOMESTIC’ by adding his name to this resolution.
It is also the view of ImpeachforPeace that those civil servants at every level of our government from City Council and Mayor up through State Congress and the U.S. Congress who have yet to make a public stand against the Bush Administration from their citizen-appointed seat of power are in violation of their oaths of office until they do.
To view a partial list of impeachable offenses committed by and still being committed by Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the Bush Administration, visit the IFP Evidence Page.
Contact your Representative today to express your view on impeachment by calling the Capital Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121