July 19, 2008

Republicans Join Impeachment Movement

This is how it will be: one small step at a time, just like any other journey. Don't be discouraged! Despite all the obstacles, we're still here and can still get this done!
Impeachment Begins: Be on Capitol Hill on Friday July 25th At 10 a.m. on Friday July 25th, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a preliminary hearing [my bold] on the topic of impeachment, with a presentation by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. This is not yet a true impeachment hearing, but it is our opportunity to push for one, and it represents a tremendous victory after years of effort by millions of Americans who want to keep the Constitution alive. This never would have happened without your hard work. And we can't let up now!
The National Impeachment Network is organizing a rally and asking everyone who can to take a day off for justice and meet at 9 a.m. on Friday July 25th in front of the Rayburn House Office Building on the Independence Avenue side. Bring impeachment shirts and posters! For more information contact ningroup@gmail.com
NOTE: The hearing itself will be in Rayburn Room 2141 at 10 a.m. If you want to get in, you'd be wise to get in line VERY early.
Between now and Friday the 25th, please take these steps:
Contact your member of Congress in support of impeachment.
Ask the media to cover the hearing.
Sign the petition at Congressman Kucinich's website.
And here's VERY good news from the other side of the aisle. Perhaps there really are some republicans amongst the majority repuglicans, true citizens who put America first and party second.9 Republicans Vote for Impeachment Hearings, 10 Abstain
July 19th, 2008
In a stunning development which fell with the silence of a feather yesterday, 9 Republicans broke with their iron-fisted party to put country first, and voted to send Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s article of impeachment HR 1345 to the Judiciary, where Chairman John Conyers will hold a hearings on abuses of power by the Bush administration, according to the Congressional Quaterly’s CQToday. Ten Republicans abstained in this critical moment, while only 5 Dems did. The vote was neck and neck at many moments, with “Nays” pulling ahead twice.
Those Republicans are (Yea 238 - Nay 180):
Congressman Kevin Brady (TX)
Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (MD)
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC)
Representative Don Manzullo (IL)
U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy(PA)
Congressman Ron Paul (TX)
Congressman Dave Reichert (WA)
Congressman Christopher Shays (CT)
Representative Mike Turner (OH)
One of the Republicans, Walter Jones, represents Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, one of the largest Marine bases in the country, and one which has borne heavily the sacrifice of the Iraq War.[...]

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