Video: Salt Lake City Mayor calls for Bush impeachment
David Edwards and Josh Catone
Published: Monday March 19, 2007
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Salt Lake City Mayor, Rocky Anderson says President Bush is committing "high crimes and misdemeanors" and should be impeached. In the video clip below, Mr. Anderson explains his position during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer and offers an extensive list of what he considers "high crimes" that form the grounds for impeachment.

"If impeachment were ever justified, this certainly is the time," says Anderson, "This president, by engaging in such incredible abuses of power, breaches of trust with both the Congress and the American people, and misleading us into this tragic and unbelievable war, the violation of treaties, other international law, our constitution, our own domestic laws, and then his role in heinous human rights abuses; I think all of that together calls for impeachment."

Anderson does not spare his fellow Democrats saying, "The fact that anybody would say that impeachment is off the table when we have a president who has been so egregious in his violations of our constitution, a president who asserts a unitary executive power, that is absolutely chilling."

The following video is from CNN's Situation Room.