Thursday, May 03, 2007

Impeach them all? Bush, Cheney, Gonzales

I thought that Congress only had the authority to impeach the president and vice president. Apparently, it has the constitutional authority to impeach any civil officer of the U.S.
Law professor Frank Bowman writes in a New York Times op-ed: "If Alberto Gonzales will not resign, Congress should impeach him. Article II of the Constitution grants Congress the power to impeach 'the president, the vice president and all civil officers of the United States.' The phrase 'civil officers' includes the members of the cabinet (one of whom, Secretary of War William Belknap, was impeached in 1876).
Whaddya know? Let's impeach them all.

An article earlier today has been dugg to death calling for people to call a phone number and urge Congress to impeach the president. Article below.

Impeach more than just the prez and vp: Dan Froomkin - New Signs Point to the White House -

Digg article about phone number to call: Pelosi taking phone poll on Bush/Cheney Impeachment!!!! 12022250100