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Could Massachusetts Impeach Bush and Cheney?
Two page FAQ on impeachment: PDF.
We certainly think so!
By Massachusetts Impeachment Coalition
Vermont, Washington, New Mexico, Missouri, California, Illinois, Minnesota, even Texas, have all introduced impeachment resolutions. Why isn’t Massachusetts on that list? Today a handful of us met with one Mass. legislator in the House to discuss the possibility of introducing an impeachment resolution in Massachusetts.
And the results of that meeting? Good. Not very good, but good. Mass. House Representative Denise Provost expressed serious interest in sponsoring a Massachusetts resolution to impeach Bush and Cheney, but first she wants to talk it over with colleagues to see if there’s much interest in co-sponsorship, to see if there’s much support, and to see if it’s a good idea in light of the fact that Massachusetts is hard at work on the budget for this year. In light of the fact that we gave her over 1,200 supporting signatures (we estimate that 90 percent of them were actually from the Boston area), there’s a lot of pressure to move forward here.
If Massachusetts were to pass a resolution of impeachment, then by sec. 603 of the Jefferson’s Manual the House of Representatives would have to consider the articles of impeachment.
To help put Massachusetts on the map as a state that supports impeachment, we need more Mass. legislators to know that we care about impeachment. Here’s what you can do:
Head over to this site to find out who your Mass. legislature reps are.
Enter your address and hit “Find My Election Information”.
Scroll down to the bottom of the results page.
Find the names and e-mail addresses.
E-mail each of them and say, “Please help co-sponsor a Massachusetts impeachment resolution with Rep. Provost!”