Hon. Howard L. Berman (D) California, 28th
Hon. Zoe Lofgren (D) California, 16th
Hon. Linda T. Sánchez (D) California, 39th
The 71 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus as well as the 73 Out of Iraq Caucus members are among those more likely to be ready to join Kucinich' desire to get to the bottom of Vice President and former Halliburton CEO Cheney's true motivations for pushing for the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Cheney's wishes can be traced back at least as far as 1998 when he was a co-signer of the Project for a New American Century's document: Rebuilding America's Defenses. Many Democrats are in both caucuses, including Rep. Ellison. The Lies and False Intelligence Leading up to the Invasion of Iraq in March of 2003 will most likely be at the crux of Kucinich' charges, because there is ample evidence as laid out in the linked article by IFP's Jodin Morey, but also because the country has grown increasingly unsupportive of President Bush, and distrustful of the reasons we were given as justification for http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm>going into Iraq. As low as Bush's approval rating has plummeted, Mr. Cheney's support from the American public has wallowed even deeper. Asked about the possibility of impeachment actually occuring, Ellison immediately replied "yes, it can work", but noted that by August all eyes will be looking forward to the next election cycle and by then the window of opportunity for justice and accountability for the Bush Administration may have passed. He made clear that the public must be informed enough to see impeachment as warranted and necessary, but then act on that knowledge by communicating their desires for accountability through impeachment to Congress. This must take place to such a degree that Speaker Pelosi and others have no choice but to honor the wishes of our nation's citizens and to allow impeachment to go forward. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) of whom Ellison also expressed great respect, was named as being a pivotal figure in deciding whether the numerous investigations of the Bush Administration, now totalling over a hundred, were collectively revealing enough evidence to warrant the initiation of impeachment hearings. Any efforts to inform Rep. Waxman that impeachment is warranted and desired by the American people was encouraged. Representative Ellison generously gave more than twice the time alloted by his schedulers, but then had to leave to attend an afternoon event one of his children was involved in. As he drove east on Plymouth Avenue past the IFP members chatting in the parking lot, he beeped the horn on his economy car and waved, eyes remaining forward on the road. Two stickers were affixed to the rear bumper, one an AM950 Air America Radio red, white and blue emblem. The other was green but none of those standing in the parking lot were able to positively identify it as it faded into the distance. The consensus from the group? Probably 'a Wellstone'.