Dem Rep Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill Claims They Didn’t Try to Impeach Bush

Dem Rep Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill Claims They Didn’t Try to Impeach Bush

I don’t know if Sheila Jackson Lee is stupid, or if she’s losing her mind. I’m leaning towards stupid, but:

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I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job.

A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists.

We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.”

As IJReview points out, not only did the House Democrats introduce legislation to impeach Preisdent Bush, but Sheila Jackson Lee co-sponsored the bill.

Jackson Lee, it turns out, is an imperfect vehicle for making this charge. Here’s the problem: A dozen House Democrats in 2008 did introduce a resolution seeking the impeachment of Bush. And Jackson Lee was one of the measure’s 11 co-sponsors.

The measure in question was H. Res. 1258, introduced by then-Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, on June 10, 2008. The resolution — a 167-page laundry list of criticisms — accused Bush of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” citing numerous “abuses of power” related to his prosecution of the war in Iraq and the fight against global terrorism, among other topics.

If Jackson Lee means to define “we” as the Democratic caucus as a whole, she has a point. The resolution never gained wide support among the Democrats, even though they controlled Congress at the time. The bill died quietly in committee.

PolitiFact gave her a “Mostly False.” Her office said she “misspoke.”

Sounds about right.

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Duane Lester

Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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