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November 10, 2008

Rep. Conyers Promises Post-election Impeachment Hearings

Filed under: Impeachment Progress News — Jodin Morey @ 8:29 am


While speaking on the topic of impeachment Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) promised that after the November 4 elections, he would pursue legal actions against the Bush administration. Conyers is in a unique position to initiate impeachment. As the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee (the body which would be responsible for initiating impeachment), he has been the sole obstacle to impeachment occurring ever since he and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, Speaker of the House) took Impeachment “off the table.”

However, now it appears that Conyers will be pushing impeachment. At the “Take Back America Conference”, Conyers replied, “Yes, you have my word on that.” He then shook the hand of a questioner resolutely. The congressman was speaking in a panel, “The Republic Against the Rogue Presidency.” Conyers described what was keeping him from pursuing impeachment. He said that he wanted to wait until Obama was elected, as he feared that impeachment would become an election issue.

Please write to Congressman Conyers and thank him for finally pursuing accountability:
Rep. John Conyers
John.Conyers@mail.house.gov
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2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5126
(202) 225-0072 Fax

Also please contact your own Congressperson and ask them to support Conyers in finally holding the Bush Administration accountable.
Congressional Switchboard (just give switchboard your zip):
1-800-828-0498.

Jodin Morey
Impeach for Peace Cofounder


9 Comments

  1. Rep. Conyer’s Promises Post-election Impeachment Hearings…

    While speaking on the topic of impeachment Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) promised that after the November 4 elections, he would pursue legal actions against the Bush administration. Conyers is in a unique position to initiate impechment. As the Chair of the…

    Trackback by www.buzzflash.net — November 10, 2008 @ 9:04 am

  2. WTC-9/11 was a “GOLD ROBBERY”were the basement had explosions stealing the gold,destroying elevating so nobody could use them.The GOLD ROBBER’S went out the tunnel were they had transportation waiting to carry the gold and Robber’s.The GOLD ROBBER’S were already in Canada.
    The WTC-9/11 JET Crash’s were just Divergence’ to cover the Gold Robbery”.Destroying the WTC-9/11 Building is just a cover-up to aid the gold robber’s in escape out the country.
    FLIGHT 93 mystery crash is just a divergence,cover-up plane routeing juggle to aid the Gold Robber’s escape.Gold Robber’s escaped and WTC-9/11 is a FINANCIAL DISASTER’it was insured for Gold Robber’s and terrorist attacks.Gold Robber’s got there share and co-conspirators got there slice of the “GOLD”.
    BIN LADEN means
    Bin-enclosure that held the grains for the explosives and for the Gold.
    Laden-cargo load,
    The chemical bomb was Bin Laden in the jets cargo hold.
    The gold was Bin Laden in the planes cargo hold.
    WTC-9/11 was a scam Gold Robbery in my minds eye view.Bin Laden just cargo.
    impeach!

    Comment by DENNIS M MCCULLOUGH — November 11, 2008 @ 9:10 am

  3. Good to hear! Long overdue. Nancy Pelosi has no more excuse.
    To the rethug troll posing as a crazy 9/11 troother (which you’re not) to discredit the attempts to get your Hero’s impeached- nice try. Not really, just lame. Dennis M. McCullough is just a silly GOPer that has nothing better to do. There’s many more sites than this one, Dennis. You’re going to be busy!

    Comment by Titonwan — November 11, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  4. I can no longer trust John Conyers on anything that comes out of his mouth. He has proven himself over and over to be a doormat to the feet of the Cheney-Bush Dictatorship. For example, he just lets Karl Rove thumb his nose at subpoenas and get away with it. No House Arrest, no accountability, no rule of law, nothing.

    I honesty don’t think John Conyers gives a damn. He knows all the crimes, but there is never any action.

    All John Conyers really wants to do is just run out the clock, and then pretend that he had no power over stopping and preventing the Bush-Cheney-Rove-Rumsfeld crimes.

    He cares absolutely zero about the law or defending the Constitution.

    Comment by Revolution — November 11, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

  5. Hello My Fellow Patriots:

    This is an open letter to every one of you who has helped to support this Web site and so many others like it, long calling for the impeachment of George W. Bush & Richard Cheney for such crimes against the Constitution and humanity as: using fraud and trickery to decieve Congress and the People; approving torture and warrantless wiretapping against Americans and censoring the scientific findings of the EPA.

    Over the years, we’ve shared your well-founded outrage and collective horror at how this administration has very nearly ruined our country, bankrupted our values and trashed our moral standing while violating our Constitution, federal statutes, international laws and treaties in their foolish, ruthless zeal to enact a corrupt agenda without regard to all the mayhem, misery and unnecessary deaths the world over that they have so very willfully caused.

    As if this unchecked, amoral behavior was not bad enough, I have been most shocked and disgusted by the complete ethical depravity and likely legal complicity of elected Democrats in Congress who have blocked Reps. Conyer’s committee hearings and Kucinich’s articles of impeachment from progressing with the critical work they should years ago been allowed to advance.

    There is no good excuse, not even the presidential viability of their fellow democrats, that justifies permitting a climate of criminal and unjust policies to reign supreme while so deeply wounding our sacred and fragile democracy.

    With the election of Sen. Barack Obama as president-elect, Speaker Pelosi still lacks any sound argument for keeping her heel on the neck of impeachment proceedings, other than, as Republican attorney Bruce Fines, et al, have said, to further cover up her own complicity in the alleged crimes of the Bush/Cheney White House.

    (Constitutionally, according to her oath, she never had a good reason to prevent impeachment, and her doing so raises valid questions about the extent of her own criminal misconduct and complicity in the crimes of the Bush White House).

    We all understand that according to Speaker Pelosi and other members of Congress’s oaths of office, not one member, Republican, Democrat or Independent, could rationally defend allowing the current administration’s crimes to our nation and our People to persist, years on end, other than ignorance or a selfish disregard for our Founding Fathers Constitutional principles.

    Because We the People should hold no more hope than before Sen. Obama’s victory to expect anything will be done regarding the issue of impeachment, I am curious to know: How many of you would support a day of peaceful and symbolic impeachment on Jan. 20th?

    How so, you ask?

    Perhaps in the manner of a rolling blackout from coast-to-coast, starting at 9 am EST then 9 am MST and 9 am PST, etc., for one hour, all of us, in each respective time zone, do NOTHING on Jan. 20th but sit or lie down, sasen or Yoga-style if you wish, and do not drive our cars, consume anything, purchase anything and turn off all the power and electricity within the immediate control of our environments?

    Would a collective effort like this, with the 70+ days we have to organize it, send an appropriate message to corporate America that never again will We the People accept such dangerous and unfit persons for elected office as they have sponsored in Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, and their many clones, without that choice costing them something of their bottom lines?

    Perhaps it was Benjamin Franklin, but if not the sentiment still applies: “A patriot defends his country when it’s attacked, praises it when it’s right and rights it when it’s wrong.” For many of us, it feels as if a very big wrong is not being corrected. We should not let those in Congress who do not share our sense of patriotism discourage us from righting what is wrong.

    Well, that’s it. Thanks for reading. Please post your comments, critical or otherwise. I am most curious to know.

    – A fellow American

    Comment by Orwell's Grave — November 11, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

  6. Wednesday 11.12.2008

    AND JAIL Nancy “Sgt Schultz” Pelosi, TOO!!!! Don’t let her get away, either.

    “Nemo Est Supra Legis!”

    Presidential Criticism from President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

    Recently several people have written to ask us about a viewpoint TR had on criticism of the presidency. This quote was part of an editorial he wrote for the “Kansas City Star” during World War I.

    “The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile.

    To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

    Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”

    “Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star”, 149
    May 7, 1918

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/theodore_roosevelt.html

    http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/life/quotes.htm

    This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.”
    Memphis, TN, October 25, 1905

    Comment by jkj — November 12, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

  7. Please take a moment to read my essay, “Eyes Wide Shut – Arrogance, Ignorance & Ultra-Patriotism”. Thank you.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Eyes-Wide-Shut–Arrogance-by-dotmafia-081031-732.html

    Comment by dotmafia — November 13, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

  8. HI,Titonwan,
    *Truth to it Nancy Pelosi is a waste of Tax Payer’s money as far as?
    Thats right im the input of?Your not a Hero just a coward,”the people for impeachment are the hero’s in this country”.I support the impeachment Bush is Terrible.Cheney is what caused all them people to be killed flight 77′ standdown please and just watch the jet hit the building.I’ll also testify against Bush/Cheney 9/11,MK-ULTRA,CIA Corruption,oh?……
    Oh! Titonwan Dennis M Mccullough is never Busy,However your are Titonwan now gather
    youself and the Lame Duck Bush/Cheney your not worth the americans people money
    of a paycheck and your not getting one.I’m a Witness
    impeach!

    Comment by Dennis M Mccullough — November 15, 2008 @ 4:44 am

  9. [...] [Editor's Note: Yet another attempt by Conyers to appear as if he's not ignoring Bush's abuses by putting forward a bill that he knows has no chance of succeeding. He's broken his promise to impeach post-election, don't let him get away with aiding and abetting Bush's crimes.] RawStory, Andrew McLemore – House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would create a commission to investigate questionable policies of the Bush administration, including torture and wiretapping programs. [...]

    Pingback by Impeach Bush For Peace » Conyers introduces bill to probe Bush policies — January 11, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

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The first impeachment resolution introduced by McKinney included Bush, Cheney, and Rice. Although, even if we only initially pursue Bush, initiating the impeachment process will lead to an investigation that will implicate lots of people in the Bush administration who are guilty of committing crimes, including Cheney.

No matter who we get to replace Bush, we’ll be showing those in power that anyone who breaks the law will be held accountable.

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• It hurts the democracy to go through a presidential impeachment. And Bush is a lame duck anyway.
Holding government officials accountable for their actions strengthens our democracy. Letting lawlessness stand weakens it.

Sometimes reprimanding a child (president) doesn't make the family (Washington) a happy place. But you still have to do it so the child and his siblings (future presidents) learn about accountability. Impeachment is horribly UNDERUSED, which is part of why there's so much corruption at the top. Politicians must learn to fear it. People think things are better because we improved the make-up of our law-making body, Congress. But Bush is BREAKING LAWS. So, it doesn't matter how many laws Congress passes if they don't serve their OVERSIGHT duties as well by impeaching. They swore to defend the Constitution. What are laws without enforcement?

Besides, considering Bush's track-record of breaking laws, he can still do a lot of damage. Our troops, Iran, and our Supreme Court are all endangered so long as he remains in office. Waiting until Bush is out of office will leave us complicit in any further crimes he commits. The Union of Concerned Scientists has estimated that the death toll from a "tactical" nuclear weapon of the kind Bush is contemplating using in Iran would be at minimum 3 million men, women, and children. The path of death would stretch across country boundaries into India.

Perhaps worst of all, we set a terrible precedent by allowing Bush to stay in office after he's broken so many laws. Impeachment will stop future presidents from using Bush's actions as justification for even more lawbreaking and erosion of civil liberties.

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So, your party would rather win elections than do what's right for the country? I hope you're wrong. I also hope the public is willing to throw additional support to any party that holds our elected officials accountable for their actions. This has been historically true with every single impeachment effort launched. And this impeachment effort would begin with majority support (unlike most past impeachments including Nixon).

• Impeachment will never happen. Congress members will block it.
Well, all we need is a majority of support in the House. And 2/3rds vote in the Senate to remove Bush from office will happen once the evidence gets aired on the floor of the House, and subsequently the national media outlets. The political pressure will become too great.

Today's impossibility is tomorrow's reality. Congress members will realize that tying their political future to Bush reduces their chances of getting elected. Remember, one way or another, Bush is gone by 2009— but members of Congress may retain their offices beyond that date. Bush's poll numbers are extremely low, and most Americans support impeachment. This is a bipartisan movement. This means that if we make the pressure unbearable for Members of Congress, they'll turn on him to keep their own seats (like they did with Nixon). It's already starting to happen. While many Members of Congress have behaved unethically in the last few years, it's important to understand that this is related to their warped view of what's in their self-interest. Let's wake them up to their true self-interest (impeaching the president), by showing them our support for impeachment.

And even if we only impeach, and the Senate fails to do their duty and remove him from office, it will only implicate the Senators who fail to do their sworn Constitutional duty.

• But Speaker of the House Pelosi said that Impeachment was "off the table."

Pelosi most likely said this to remove any appearance of conflict-of-interest that would arise if she were thrust into the presidency as a result of the coming impeachment. What we need to do is to pressure Pelosi not to interfere with impeachment maneuverings within her party. Sending her Do-It-Yourself impeachments legitimizes her when she joins the impeachment movement in the future.

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