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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The Devil made me do it. I mean misspell it.
A university professor here in my hometown (who penned a political book) whined in 1996 that Reagan should have been impeached.
John Conyers couldn't define Marxism..
As a typical leftist - he simply complains, accuses and blames....
Conyers hasn't had an original idea in decades.
Somebody should be investigating Pelosi's employment of illegal aliens.
they arent even in power yet and are already jeopardizing their 2008 chances.
Anyone wanna bet that Hillary is secretly hoping for a GOP slim win in 2006?
"'Actually it would not hurt if a few people Like Chaffe in RI lost their seats to challengers""
He's leading his DEM opponent 52-34.
intrestingly the GOP didnt begin its rise to majority status until after they purged the Birchers from the party in the 1960s.
William Buckely was front and center on tossing the Bircher garbage out.
Actualyl the DEMS have their own extremist problem, much worse than anything the GOP has with a few ankle biters.
Anybody believe the Democrats when they say this? Impeachment is on the way if they win in November.
"But Pelosi denied Republican claims that her party would move quickly to impeach Bush"
Two reactions: Pelosi is entirely ignoring her party's rhetoric over the past several months.
Why would she do that? Because she is afraid it will galvanize Republican turnout AND because polls somewhere must indicate that the majority of people DON'T want an impeachment hearing.
As usual, Dems have to lie about their intent in order to be elected
They're here right now.
What concerns me more than the dimRats are the fair weather conservatives, many of whom I have read here in FR! who vow to 'teach' the pubbies a lesson by not voting for them!
That will be the ultimate shoot-in-the-foot act.
Good grief, folks, if we don't hang on to the house and senate - get ready for socialism, capitulation to the terrorists, gun control, anarchy like you and I have never seen - nor, trust me, do you want to.
We will be handed over to the rule of the UN and it's all over. No getting freedom back - ANY one of you who does not hang tough, even though every jot and tittle of what you , personally, wanted done, didn't get done - you are as bad as any traitorous, ignorant dimSocialist -
Together we stand, or we fall apart. m.t."
You think the dimRats have been super successful at taking down pubblies thru' false charges, innuendo etc? You ain't seen nothing yet compared to what they have in their game plan if they get control.
For starters, they have vowed, since before Bush was Pres., to take down the next republican pres. anyway they can simply as PAYBACK. Anyone who helps them win by NOT voting for pubbies - is no better then they are.
Yep - and I was not as 'polite' in saying so in my post # 71
She doesn't have to - if the number of conservatives in the general public that will not vote for pubbies to "show them!" because their every jot and tittle that they wanted wasn't done by Bush et al - is on the same percentage as here in FR - of all places! - then, yeah, they'll be in control - and I'll be heading for the hills
Later this evening I will post the 10 top reason why the Democrats will NOT take control of the Congress in 2006.
I wouldn't want to take that chance - do you have any idea how much damage they can do in two years? They will run so many of our reps out of their careers, we will NEVER be in control again. Remember, their tactics don't rely on truth - just innuendo and smear -
If we don't turn this ship around the next House of Representatives WILL BE RUN by the likes of Pelosi, Rangel and Conyers....God help us!!
exactly - and that would disenfranchise the red states.
>Wake up folks -
That is an issue we need to get out front and center now - wake up the red staters that if they don't vote republican NOW - their votes will be worthless in future elections. The Blue states - big lib cities - will rule our every breath
And the difference between the 'Rat party of today as opposed to say, '94? '81? 1000 BC?
Won't impeach carries about as much weight as "won't raise taxes". You just know they won't be able to help themselves.
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