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Kucinich: Impeaching Cheney first step to restoring the rule of law
David Edwards and Josh Catone
Published: Thursday July 12, 2007
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Speaking at the NAACP-sponsored candidates forum in Detroit today, presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.

In response to a question about how candidates would promote equal opportunity and integration among America's school Kucinich took a jab at the US Supreme Court, saying that they're working from an outdated constitution that is missing the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, which abolished slavery, defined citizenship rights for former slaves, and granted suffrage to non-White citizens, respectively.

"But there is a 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment," said Kucinich to growing applause. "And we have to have equality of opportunity, and we have to make sure there's equal protection of the law, and we have to make sure that's enshrined in the way that we conduct our policy."

Kucinich said that as president he would appoint judges who believed in the Constitution, and concluded to loud applause, "And, by the way, if we're going stand for the Constitution and the rule of law, we can all start now by saying it's time to impeach Dick Cheney."

The following video is from CNN's Live Video, broadcast on July 12.