Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Kucinich vs. Cheney: In Depth
Earlier, I wrote a post describing the wacky antics in Congress today, with Dennis Kucinich's motion to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. What my post lacked was a nice, coherent description of the whole melee. Then, I found a really good one. So if you want to know in a little more detail what happened, try this:
OK, so did you get that?
So Dennis Kucinich offered a privileged resolution to impeach Dick Cheney. His motion entitled him to read his articles of impeachment into the record and on C-SPAN.
That gave the House leadership two days to figure out what to do, and when to schedule consideration of the motion. But they decided to act almost right away, by moving to table (kill) the resolution. In order to move to kill it, it had to be read by the clerk first. So the articles of impeachment got read into the record and on C-SPAN again. [snip]
Of interest: If he wanted to, Kucinich could do this over and over and over again, as often as he wants to. Anyone who wanted to could. A motion to impeach is always highly privileged.
Read the whole thing at: Daily Kos