Dennis Kucinich spoke exclusively to the Alex Jones show yesterday
concerning his effort to bring articles of impeachment against
the president and the vice president.
Meanwhile, staffers of the chairman of the Judiciary
Committee have reportedly told witnesses that Kucinich's informal
impeachment hearing this Friday may be under threat of dismissal
before it is even underway.
The Congressman urged listeners to engage in discussions
on the issue of impeachment and demand media coverage of the hearing
to help increase awareness and protect the country from tyranny.
"The best defense of a country is an informed
citizenry, so people should read the articles, and if there is
anything I missed in the 35 articles then I'd be happy to hear
from people." Kucinich told listeners.
This Friday Congressman Kucinich will present the
articles to the judiciary committee and talk about why he believes
they should move to a formal hearing, and take testimony under
oath of both the George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
"I think it's really important for the American
people to know once and for all if in fact there were deliberate
lies told that took this country into war." Kucinich commented.
"I'm going to be putting on the table, something
which everyone said was off the table, articles of impeachment."
However, in the hours after Kucinich's comments,
news began to circulate that chairman of the Judiciary Committee
John Conyers is now taking the position that no one at the hearing
can accuse Bush or Cheney of any crime, any impeachable offense,
dishonorable conduct, or even lying.
Conyers' staffers have reportedly told various witnesses that
according to Congressional rules he would be forced to shut down
the hearing if any such accusations are made.
“Apparently the rules of Congress are designed to allow
impeachable offenses to be discussed only in impeachment hearings.
Apparently this didn’t occur to Chairman Conyers when
he decided to hold a non-impeachment impeachment hearing. As
a result, his hearing may be quickly shut down, and he will
have a choice of holding a real impeachment hearing, resigning,
or dropping the pretense that he intends to resist Cheney and
Bush in any way whatsoever.”
It is still unclear whether or not these rules will
apply to Dennis Kucinich in addition to all other witnesses during
the session. In this sense the hearing may be rigged to be shut
down before it has even begun.
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Congressman Kucinich offered the following important
advice to listeners on what they can do to help his effort:
"There are a lot of things your listeners can
do. Get on the phone and demand that the media cover this judiciary
committee hearing on Friday. It's not as if the media exists in
a vacuum. They exist because people watch them or listen to them.
Kucinich also warned listeners to the nationally
syndicated radio show that he believes an attack on Iran is imminent:
"All the signs that we are seeing would point
to that. I really get chills because I realise the danger that
our country is in right now. Not only are we in one one based
on manufactured representations, but we are headed towards another."
the Congressman stated.
He alluded to the period between the election and
the inauguration of the president as the period to keep an eye
on for a possible attack:
"We know that there are people in Israel who
are pushing it, we also know that there are people within the
US government who are pushing it and we have to push back in the
cause of peace and justice."
"This is about our Constitution, this is about
whether we stay a Republic and whether or not we have principles
that are bedrock principles that protect our Freedoms. You cannot
stay a free nation if a government will go to war based on lies
and will raise the budgets of military until there isn't room
for anything else." the Congressman concluded.