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May 18, 2006

Conyers: "No Rush To Impeachment" If We Control The House; Rather, It Will Be A Careful, Methodical Impeachment

Opening:

As Republicans have become increasingly nervous about whether they will be able to maintain control of the House in the midterm elections, they have resorted to the straw-man strategy of identifying a parade of horrors to come if Democrats gain the majority. Among these is the assertion that I, as the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, would immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush.

I will not do that.

Closing:

So, rather than seeking impeachment, I have chosen to propose comprehensive oversight of these alleged abuses. The oversight I have suggested would be performed by a select committee made up equally of Democrats and Republicans and chosen by the House speaker and the minority leader.

The committee's job would be to obtain answers -- finally. At the end of the process, if -- and only if -- the select committee, acting on a bipartisan basis, finds evidence of potentially impeachable offenses, it would forward that information to the Judiciary Committee. This threshold of bipartisanship is appropriate, I believe, when dealing with an issue of this magnitude.

"Bipartisan," meaning the committee is packed with the most liberal moonbats and they have a majority.

So, there you go.

Thanks to Jack Straw.

Just kidding. Thanks to DDG.

Related-- Nancy Pelosi Promises GOP "You'll Love Being In the Majority:" She too promises "bipartisanship," claiming bipartisan ship is very, very important to her.

Funny. I've never really got that "bipartisan" vibe coming off this woman.


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