The Demmies Try To Kick Dick...
The Hunt for Dick Cheney
Angry members of the anti-war left have one immediate goal: get the head of Vice President Dick Cheney on the platter of impeachment.
On April 24, 2007, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, a candidate for president, introduced House Resolution 333 to impeach Cheney.
As of the most recent count, the controversial resolution had but 14 co-sponsors formally signed on. This week, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) announced he was signing on as a co-sponsor.
Still, the handful of Democratic banditos are not seemingly much of a movement -- but Capitol Hill historians can recall that the effort to impeach President Clinton, led by Republican Congressman Bob Barr, had just 30 or so co-sponsors when that campaign began.
There are some differences. Barr indeed cited actual malfeasance by Clinton that could form the articles of impeachment. Kucinich and crew have no actual laws Cheney is alleged to have broken. Instead, these angry Democrats are simply motivated by hate of the Bush administration, anger over the Iraq war and significant policy differences over the war on terror.
Senate Democrats Move to Cut Cheney's Funding
Democrats moved Tuesday to cut off funding for Vice President Dick Cheney's office in a continuing battle over whether he must comply with national security disclosure rules.
A Senate appropriations panel chaired by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., refused to fund $4.8 million in the vice president's budget until Cheney's office complies with parts of an executive order governing its handling of classified information.
At issue is a requirement that executive branch offices provide data on how much material they classify and declassify. That information is to be provided to the Information Security Oversight Office at The National Archives.
Cheney's office, with backing from the White House, argues that the offices of the president and vice president are exempt from the order because they are not executive branch "agencies."