November 5, 2007

A Waste of Time

Dennis Kucinich plans to bring the Impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the House floor tomorrow. Why? Again, the claim that Cheney lied us into war with Iraq and is trying to do the same with Iran.
When Kucinich offers his resolution, the House does not have to consider it. After it is put up for consideration, the resolution must be ruled in order by the House Parliamentarian. If it is not ruled to be in order, the issue dies unless Kucinich successfully appeals the ruling of the chair.

That would lead to a vote right there on the issue, or it could lead to a delay of up to 48 hours. A vote — or more than likely, a motion to table Kucinich's effort — would probably be delayed, too.

Death of the resolution is the preferable route for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who indicated through her spokesman Monday that impeachment is off the table.

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