Dennis defends his stance on impeachment in debate
The debate last night on MSNBS was poorly designed and executed due to its being on MSNBC and hosted by Brian Williams, but there were some choice moments. My favorite was when Williams asked Kucinich about his resolution to impeach the Vice President.
"MR. WILLIAMS: Is anyone on the stage willing to enter into Congressman Kucinich's effort to impeach Vice President Cheney? (No hands raised.) That being the response, Congressman, and perhaps it's an appropriate question: Is this a proper use of public congressional time and energy?
REP. KUCINICH: This is a pocket copy of the Constitution which I carry with me, because I took an oath to defend the Constitution. We've spent a lot of time talking about Iraq here tonight and
America's role in the world. This country was taken into war based on lies. This country was taken into war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda's role with respect to Iraq, which there wasn't one at the time we went in.
I want to state that Mr. Cheney must be held accountable. He is already ginning up a cause for war against Iran. Now, we have to stand for this Constitution, we have to protect and defend this Constitution. And this vice president has violated this Constitution. So I think that while my friends on the stage may not be ready to take this stand, the American people should know that there's at least one person running for president who wants to reconnect America with its goodness, with its greatness, with its highest principles, which currently are not being reflected by those who are in the White House."
Right on, Congressman!
Categories: 2008 Election