Kucinich working on 'renewed efforts' for Cheney impeachment
With his resolution calling for the ouster of Dick Cheney, Rep. Dennis Kuchinich on Wednesday announced renewed efforts to impeach the vice president.
The Ohio Democrat said his resolution calling for Cheney's impeachment now has eight co-sponsors. Kucinich appeared with Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Wednesday at a press conference announcing the stepped-up efforts.
Kucinich announced the impeachment resolution a month ago on Capitol Hill and gathered reporters at the same spot Wednesday.
"Now since we gathered over a month ago, the Vice President has continued along the path of conduct that led me to file the articles of Impeachment," Kucinich said, according to a transcript of his remarks.
Fifteen state Democratic parties and 11 state legislatures have passed resolutions calling for President Bush or Cheney to be impeached, according to pro-impeachment Web site AfterDowningStreet.org.
Waters' addition as co-sponsor of Kucinich's measure comes after she voiced support for Cheney's removal last month. Waters has advocated impeachment for Bush and Cheney since at least summer 2005, AfterDowningStreet notes.
Other co-sponsors of Kucinich's impeachment resolution are California Democrats Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, who co-chair the House progressive caucus, along with Al Wynn, D-Md.; Yvette Clark, D-N.Y.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Il.; and William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.
"I believe this is another milestone," Kucinich said. "With the support of the leaders of the Progressive Caucus and the leader of the Out of Iraq Caucus we will see more and more Members of Congress signing on in this effort to save our Constitution and protect the very values that bind us as a nation."
Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated Rep. Wynn attended the press conference. He cosponsored the legislation but did not appear at the press conference.