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Congress sent the impeachment article up for hearing, but not on impeachment.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich’s single article of impeachment will get a committee hearing — but not on removing President Bush from office.
The House on Tuesday voted 238 to 180 to send his impeachment article — for Bush’s reasoning in taking the country to war in Iraq — to the Judiciary Committee, which buried Kucinich’s previous 35-article effort in June.
This time, the panel will open hearings, possibly as soon as next week. But House Democratic leaders said the proceedings would not be about Bush’s impeachment, a first step in the Constitution’s process of a removing a president from office.
Instead, the panel will conduct an election-year review — possibly televised — of anything Democrats consider to be Bush’s abuse of power. Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat, is likely to testify. So will several scholars and administration critics, Democrats said.
I’ll try to dig up some information as to what actually happened, because AP is as clear as mud.
Of interest is the 9 Republicans who voted yea, and 10 Republican abstentions.
The news coverage is scarce.
Simple manslaughter charges for lethal negligence – no evidence of alcohol or drugs.
Did she fall asleep maybe?