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Wisconsin Proposes Impeachment, Joining MN, IL, WA, CA, TX, VT, NM, MO
By Stacy Forster, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Boyle calls for Bush impeachment
Madison -- State Rep. Frank Boyle (D-Superior) wants to see President Bush impeached and will introduce a joint resolution saying that Bush has violated his oath of office.
Boyle said passage of the resolution would create "good cause" to launch impeachment proceedings; legislatures in six other states have introduced such resolutions, he said.
"President Andrew Johnson was impeached for firing someone and President Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about sex...President George W. Bush is guilty of far more reprehensible actions," Boyle said in a statement.
The resolution accuses Bush of spying on U.S. citizens without warrant, manipulating intelligence data to start the war against Iraq and leaking classified secrets to advance a political agenda, among other charges.
In Tuesday's elections, voters in Stoughton rejected a referendum question asking whether impeachment proceedings against Bush should begin on a 55% to 45% margin.