Congressman and former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has announced he would like the House to consider a resolution to impeach President Bush. The move comes despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s commitment to take this option “off the table," thinking it an unhelpful distraction.
On the House floor last night, using language similar to that in the articles of impeachment he raised against Cheney, Kucinich asked for support for a 35-count indictment charging Bush with misleading Congress and the American people into war with tales of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Kucinich’s allegations, that Bush deceived the nation into war, are an act that Kucinich claims was a violation of his oath of office. Last year he introduced articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, which was voted favorably by Republicans to force a debate before being killed.
The president of Democrats.com congratulates Kucinich on the move saying, "We've waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died," Fertik said. "We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot."
Do you think Bush should be impeached, or do you think the move is indeed an "unhelpful distraction"? Should the measure go to a vote?