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Protesters Want Hinchey to Back Cheney Impeachment
Five people who staged a sit-in this week in Congressman Maurice Hinchey's Hudson Valley office - demanding the congressman support an effort to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney - will meet again with Hurley Democrat to push their position.
They were among more than 50 people who met with Hinchey on Tuesday.
The five staged the sit-in at Hinchey's office later for several hours, refusing to leave until granted a further meeting to ask questions and get answers.
Hinchey agreed to the demand, though a spokesman says the date has not yet been set.
Bard College Professor Joel Kovel tells the Kingston Daily Freeman: "We wanted him to listen better than he did, to eventually realize how contradictory his position is."
Hinchey once called for impeachment, the first step toward removal of President Bush, accusing the administration of lying about the reasons for the Iraq war and ignoring constitutional rights with warrantless spying on Americans.
He has since called instead for censure of Bush and Cheney, which would amount to a reprimand.
Hinchey said there wasn't enough support in Congress for impeachment.