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Nadler Reintroduces Resolution Against Pardons
UPDATE: New number is H. Res. 9.
By Bob Fertik, Democrats.com
On November 20, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.Res. 1531 to hold George Bush and his administration accountable for their crimes through a Congressional investigation and a Special Prosecutor. We sent over 57,000 petition signatures to Congress and persuaded 9 House Democrats to co-sponsor. With the start of the new Congress, Rep. Nadler has re-introduced his resolution with a new number (to be posted).
"We cannot allow President Bush to shield his senior officials from the law," said Rep. Nadler. "The President must not pardon his own officials for acts which may well lead to criminal investigations and prosecutions in the future. As President Bush and his top advisors have likely been involved in the same possibly criminal actions, it is entirely inappropriate for the President to excuse his own subordinates."
So we are renewing our own efforts to convince more Democrats to become co-sponsors so the resolution is passed. Our effort is newly energized by Dick Cheney's televised admission in December that he personally approved torture, including waterboarding. After the news broke, Jonathan Turley went on Keith Olbermann's show to issue this challenge:
"The most successful democracy in history is just about to see war crimes, do nothing about it -- and that's an indictment not just of George Bush and his administration. It's an indictment of all of us if we walk away from a clear war crime and say it's time for another commission."
Will we "walk away from a clear war crime?" Absolutely not! Nor can we let our Representatives in Congress walk away. Please Sign our petition and call your Representative at 202-224-3121 with a simple message: co-sponsor Rep. Nadler's H.Res. ?