Anti-Bush demo in Washington
As support for President Bush and the Iraq War wanes across the U.S., demonstrators marched on Washington, demanding the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Chaney.
“Impeachment is not a French movement, it is mandated in our constitution,” stressed Cindy Sheehan, anti-war activist.
A new survey by the nonpartisan American Research Group says that 45% of respondents support the impeachment of the President and 55% want Vice President Chaney out. Now a leading Senate Democrat is taking the gloves off by introducing two censure resolutions condemning President Bush, one for Iraq and the second for alleged abuses of power.
“The administration has assaulted the constitution. We need to have on the historical record some kind of indication that what has happened here is disastrous,” says Russ Feingold, U.S. Senator.
The move is strictly a symbolic gesture with no legal consequences and appears unlikely to pass in the Senate. Even some Democrats have expressed reservations.
“The President already has the mark of the American people that he's the worst president we've ever had, and I don't think we need a censure resolution in the Senate to prove that,” believes Harry Reid, U.S. Senator.
The 'March for Impeachment' protestors lead by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of stonewalling the proceedings against the President. Demanding a change of policy, Cindy Sheehan has threatened to use her powerful anti-war base and run against Speaker Pelosi in the next congressional election.
Sinking Presidential job approval ratings and growing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq are expected to continue to fuel the calls for impeachment.