Skip to comments.Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment ["John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate...]
Posted on 05/07/2006 11:55:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment
By Andrea Hopkins 10 minutes ago
Democrats will launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration if they take control of Congress in November but are not out to impeach President George W. Bush, a top Democrat said on Sunday.
House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would hold hearings on the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war and investigate the high price of energy and prescription drugs if they win the extra 15 seats they need for a House majority in the mid-term elections.
But Pelosi denied Republican claims that her party would move quickly to impeach Bush.
"I said we'd be having hearings on the war, we'd have hearings. But I don't see us going to a place of impeachment," Pelosi said in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "Investigation does not equate to impeachment. Investigation is the requirement of Congress. It is about checks and balances."
In Congress, the majority party controls the chairmanship and agenda of all committees, where most laws are drafted and investigative and subpoena power is held.
With Bush's public approval rating at an all-time low and Republicans fearing they could lose control of both houses of Congress in November, Democrats are laying out plans for an aggressive start to the new Congress.
Michigan Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has called for the creation of committee to recommend grounds for possible impeachment of Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney.
But Pelosi said such a decision rests with her and the Democratic caucus.
"John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate. I am the leader. Our caucus will decide where we go," she said.
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Satin always overplays his hand.
Talk about a party of nothing but egos. The Democrats sure have that one nailed. They just can't stand it that our country's two worst Presidents in history were in their very own party, Carter and Clinton. Now they want to push on us another one, Mrs. Clinton.
The Demofaciest are still ripped about the Klinton impeachment and will do ANYTHING they can to even the score....Pelosi, and Conyers are political pimps who only crave power and retribution.
My parents are very civic minded and they never fail to vote. They will vote for who they think is the best candidate, Dem or Rep.
They would not, however, vote Dem if they thought their goal was to punish the President. I think there are a lot with similar thinking.
If people get the idea that the chief plan of the left is to punish Bush with no plan to protect us, then I do not think the House is in jeopardy.
I support House members they are certainly acting like Republicans, (HR4437) but the Senators who are forming an unholy alliance with the liberals are not doing themselves any favors. The Specter/Mccain/Kennedy bill is one illustration of that.
Do you have problems with certain type fo fabric?
And yet we have people at this very site who are willingly going to help these people take control of the government.
Of course, you have to probe before you can impeach.
Mega a dittos. Exactly right.
Actually it would not hurt if a few people Like Chaffe in RI lost their seats to challengers. Might wake up the Specter-McCain Democrat lite wing of the party the blankity blank up./
Now you have the possibility that if dems win control, the country will be handed over to dangerous radicals. And the GOP still has no gumption to explain this to the American people.
Want proof? The GOP messsage is "they don't have a plan." It should be "They are left wing radicals who cannot be trusted with our nation." Republicans are afraid to give that second message, meanwhile dems call them every extreme name in the book: "Nazis, racists, liars, murderers, corrupt."
The American people always reject liberalism, and totally reject Marxism. But we have a GOP that is afraid to be openly conservative.
I'm beginning to believe the Dem's might well get their chance to impeach Bush considering the way conservatives are turning on him here.
The above is one thing Andrea Hopkins is 100% correct about in her article. And any Repub whether conservative or moderate is not being realistic if they think Nancy Pelosi won't push for impeachment if she becomes Speaker of the House.
Lord help us if the RATS take control while we are at war with the Islamofascists.
DemocRATS are always probing things.
The Dims are going to blow a good chance to take back Congress if this is going to be their platform. This will please their lunatic base, but no one else. Of course, they don't have any new ideas, and the same old liberal tripe won't get them anywhere, so all they have left is this garbage.