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URGENT: Contact the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and Ask for Impeachment of Cheney and Bush
1. Email Them All
You can Email Speaker Pelosi and all of the Judiciary Committee Members for whom we have identified good Email addresses all at once by signing this petition.
2. Phone and Email Them
Call the House Judiciary Committee staff at 202-225-3951.
Your message can be as simple as "Please impeach Cheney" or "Please support and cosponsor Congressman Kucinich's proposal to begin impeachment proceedings against Vice President Cheney."
You can quote John Conyers from John Nichols' book (pointed out by attentive reader Gordon Bennett): "I have a choice. I can either stand by and lead my constituents to believe I do not care that the president apparently no longer believes he is bound by any law or code of decency. Or I can act."
You can point to the Vermont Senate which passed a resolution on April 20, 2007, requesting impeachment. It is UNPRECEDENTED for Congress to ignore an impeachment request coming from a legislative body. It would be terrible for Congress to break this long-established precedent. When the Florida legislature requested the impeachment of Judge Swayne, Congress acted upon it. It came to the floor of the House as a highly privileged motion. The House required a committee to report on impeachment. When the committee reported it, impeachment was passed. When the Mississippi legislature requested the impeachment of Judge Bruin, Congress acted upon it. It came to the floor of the House as a highly privileged motion. The House required a committee to report on impeachment. Shortly later, a new judge was appointed, apparently after Judge Bruin died or resigned.
Don't forget Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Subcommittee Chairman Nadler, (D) New York, 8th phone (202) 225-5635 - fax 202-225-6923 -- Nadler co-sponsored H Res 635 in 2005. See also: http://asknadler2impeach.org
Sutton, Betty (D) Ohio
Berman, (D) California, 28th (202) 225-4695 - fax202-225-3196
Boucher, (D) Virginia, 9th (202) 225-3861 firstname.lastname@example.org fax202-225-0442
Sánchez, (D) California, 39th (202) 225-6676 - fax202-226-1012
Schiff, (D) California, 29th (202) 225-4176 - fax202-225-5828
Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, 20th (202) 225-7931 - fax202-225-8456
Delahunt, (D) Massachusetts, 10th (202) 225-3111 - fax202-225-5658
Voted against tabling (killing) impeachment resolution on Nov. 6, 2007:
Chairman John Conyers (202) 225-5126 John.Conyers@mail.house.gov JohnConyersJr@gmail.com fax 202-225-0072
Scott, (D) Virginia, 3rd (202) 225-8351 - fax202-225-8354
Davis, (D) Alabama , 7th (202) 225-2665 - fax202-226-9567
Watt, (D) North Carolina, 12th (202) 225-1510 email@example.com - fax202-225-1512
Sherman, (D) California, 27 (202) 225-5911 firstname.lastname@example.org - fax202-225-5879 In April, 2008, Sherman sent Conyers this letter: PDF.
Lofgren, (D) California, 16th (202) 225-3072 - fax202-225-3336 Lofgren has urged Conyers to hold hearings on the committee's 1974 report on presidential impeachment.
Weiner, (D) New York, 9th (202) 225-6616 email@example.com - fax202-226-7253 - Weiner on Dec. 20, 2007, expressed his support for Wexler et alia's call for hearings to begin
Gutierrez, (D) Illinois, 4th (202) 225-8203 - fax202-225-7810 - Gutierrez on Dec. 14, 2007 published an op-ed urging the start of impeachment hearings
Signed onto H Res 333:
Wexler, (D) Florida, 19th (202) 225-3001 - fax202-225-5974 - Wexler said on Nov. 7, 2007, he would urge the Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on impeaching Cheney. - Wexler on Dec. 14, 2007 published an op-ed urging he start of impeachment hearings
Johnson, (D) Georgia, 4th (202) 225-1605 - fax202-226-0691
Baldwin, Tammy (D) Wisconsin. - Baldwin on Dec. 14, 2007 published an op-ed urging he start of impeachment hearings
Waters, (D) California, 35th (202) 225-2201 firstname.lastname@example.org - fax202-225-7854 - Waters was one of only 5 Democrats to vote against banishing H Res 799 (333) to committee on Nov. 6, 2007
Ellison, (D) Minnesota, 5th (202) 225-4755 keith.Ellison@mail.house.gov - fax202-225-4886
Cohen, (D) Tennessee, 9th (202) 225-3265 steve.Cohen@mail.house.gov - Cohen told the Washington Post on Nov. 8, 2007, that he expects the committee to hold hearings. On Nov. 9, 2007, Cohen told Randi Rhodes that the Dem leadership opposes impeachment because they think they can override vetos on lots of bills. Cohen defended Pelosi and Conyers but claimed he has asked Conyers to hold an impeachment hearing. But it certainly didn't sound like Cohen would push very hard.
Jackson Lee, (D) Texas, 18th (202) 225-3816 - fax202-225-3317
MEMBERS WHO VOTED TO IMPEACH CLINTON FOR ORAL SEX:
Send them this.
Ranking Member: Hon. Lamar Smith (TX) Phone 202-225-4236 . Fax: 202-225-8628
Hon. James Sensenbrenner (WI) Phone (202) 225-5101
Hon. Howard Coble (NC) Phone (202) 225-3065 . Fax: (202) 225-8611
Hon. Elton Gallegly (CA) Phone (202) 225-5811 . Fax (202) 225-1100
Hon. Bob Goodlatte (VA) Phone (202) 225-5431 . Fax (202) 225-9681
Hon. Steve Chabot (OH) Phone (202) 225-2216 . (202) 225-3012
Hon. Chris Cannon (UT) Phone (202) 225-7751 . Fax (202) 225-5629
Lungren, (R) California, 3rd (202) 225-5716
Keller, (R) Florida, 8th (202) 225-2176
Issa, (R) California, 49th (202) 225-3906
Pence, (R) Indiana, 6th (202) 225-3021
Forbes, (R) Virginia, 4th (202) 225-6365
King, (R) Iowa, 5th (202) 225-4426
Feeney, (R) Florida, 24th (202) 225-2706
Franks, (R) Arizona, 2nd (202) 225-4576
Gohmert, (R) Texas, 1st (202) 225-3035
Jordan, (R) Ohio, 4th (202) 225-2676
3. Write to them
Print out this sheet of addresses (thanks, Gordon), stick them to cards or envelopes, and write to them.
Or this one (thanks, Len Bloch).
Print out postcards to mail to Congress Members.