Skip to comments.Vermont Senate Passes Bush, Cheney Impeachment Resolution
Posted on 04/20/2007 11:13:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
MONTPELIER, Vt. Vermont senators adopted a nonbinding resolution Friday seeking the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. With no debate, the Senate voted 16-9 in favor of the resolution, the ayes all coming from Democrats. Three Democrats and six Republicans voted against it. "I think it's going to have a tremendous political effect, a tremendous political effect on public discourse about what to do about this president," said impeachment supporter James Leas, a vocal advocate of withdrawing from Iraq and of impeaching Bush and Cheney. Lawmakers early in their session became the first to demand for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. But activists have been frustrated in their demands that the Legislature adopt another resolution calling for impeachment. Speaker Gaye Symington, D-Jericho, has ensured that a House impeachment resolution remains bottled up in the Judiciary Committee. She says an impeachment resolution would be partisan and divisive and that it would distract Washington from efforts to get the United States out of Iraq, which she says is more important. Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, D-Windham, has said he supports impeachment, but was hamstrung because Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, a Republican who presides over the Senate, would likely bury a Senate resolution in committee. But Dubie was absent on Friday and, with Shumlin in charge, the resolution was immediately taken up as one of the Senate's first items of business and pushed through. Many senators were surprised it was being considered; there was no effort to derail it, though. "I think it's fantastic," Leas said. "This is a great achievement and Peter Shumlin deserved a lot of credit for listening to the people, listening to his conscience and taking action."
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Thank God Bush is not President of Vermont
This paper has more binding legal effect.
Why, on the grounds that they don’t like him. Isn’t that at least a misdemeanor, to be disliked by the left?
There is absolutely no reason to live north or east of Penn. Personally I won’t leave Texas.
Mr. Leas may think that the moon is made of Parmesan cheese, but it isn't.
Delusional. Seriously. And people elected them to office.
Amen to that Brother. Semper Fi
And take Leahy and Sanders with them!
I hear you - I hate even going to New Jersey to visit my son at school.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Isn’t that cute!
I am amazed at the lack of intellectual honesty among some of these people. They want to impeach Bush and Cheney because of lying that got us into this war?????
They’re ignoring that there was a full congressional debate on this and that large marjorities of Democrats and Republicans alike voted in favor of the war resolution. How can they now say, Bush lied, people died, Cheney wants to enrich Halliburton and all this other stuff, and be taken seriously?
This really doesn’t belong in breaking news, in my opinion.
If Alabama had passed that *same* resolution against President Abe Lincoln in March of 1861, charges of treason would have been brought and armies would have been sent South from Washington to occupy Montgomery.
No more vacations to Vermont.
I’m guessing they have all their State business taken care of and were bored?
Boycott Maple syrup.....eat eggs,bacon,sausage........if you must have pancakes eat jam/preserves lol.
Nonbinding? What do you mean nonbinding. You mean the Vermont legislature doesn't have the authority to impeach the president of the United States? No kidding.
Let’s hope that that paper isn’t “binding”. Not sure what that would mean but it doesn’t sound good LOL.
Besides that this whole thing is a laughable joke by left wing hate filled lunatics it is interesting to see how the liberals operate when they are in full control as in the case of Vermont: No debate. That is democracy at its best (extreme sarcasm).
She also brought back some maple syrup. Tasted like Aunt Jemima.
Vermont senators adopted a nonbinding resolution......
stopped reading right there.
That's the beauty of being a moonbat; you don't need a reason when you have an ideology.
It is time to attack Vermont.
Although leaning politically left these days New Hampshire Maple syrup is much better. (No the trees aren't learning left, just the politicians.)
I say we deport these clowns and keep the state.
That should read "leaning", not "learning" although I understand there is considerable peer pressure amongst the maples.
Don’t venture West either. It is a abomination today in the state of Oregon. With the stroke of the pen of our “King” Gov. Kulongowski, we now have “gay marriage” in our state, even though we voted it down in the last election. I am screamin’ mad!!!! To hell with the voters in this state I guess. This is about the 4th time in the last 5 years that the legislature has ignored our mandates and have passed laws that are polar opposites. The South is the last place on earth were God is still revered. You are blessed to live there.
No. Vermont is a beautiful state with a tremendous role in our nation's history. How about we get rid of the kooks that are temporarily in charge and keep this part piece of America?
I am indeed. I grew-up in Ca, but moved here in '68. I thank God every night for showing me Texas.
Why would she pass up a chance for genuine Vermont cheddar? I don't think it was political, just regional pride. If she wanted really good yellow cheese she should have gone to Tillamook, Oregon.
Ah, the old “fart on a hot skillet” ploy!
If my state reps wasted my time and money doing something like this, even if I hated whoever the president was, I would demand their resignations.
They can’t be bothered to protect children from molesters but they have plenty of time for this nonsense.
I pity any normal people left in that picturesque hellhole.
Vermont has become a reservation for old hippies.
Sort of a World Heritage Site for the grey ponytail set.
Tell em you won’t be visiting—deprive them of tourist dollars and sales/room tax money. As much as I like the scenery
up there, tell ‘em you’ll boycott Vermont
Where’s Ethan Allen when you need him?
Well if a state legislature believes it has the authority to affect federal government, then we Freepers have just as much authority!
Fellow Freepers, I hereby call for the impeachment of the following:
- Nancy Pelosi for acts of treason.
- Harry Reid for acts of treason and significant conflicts of interest.
- The entire democrat portion of the Vermont State Senate for misuse of authority.
Our “non-binding” resolution carries equal weight as the Vermont senate resolution.
All in favor say “aye”, all opposed say “nay”