By David Swanson
Congressman Robert Brady, (D., PA), who represents portions of Philadelphia, on Tuesday signed on as a cosponsor of House Resolution 333, articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.
Also on Tuesday, Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Carlos Arredondo, Bill Perry and many other leaders of the movement for impeachment held a rally in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was the first stop on the Journey for Humanity Tour after Monday's march and civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. The tour began in Crawford, Texas, on July 10.
Congressman Brady is to be congratulated for his heroic stand in support of the rule of law. He can be reached at (215) 389-4627 or http://www.house.gov/formrobertbrady/issue.htm
With the addition of Congressman Brady, and including the original sponsor of H Res 333, Dennis Kucinich, there are now 15 Congress Members for impeachment. Including Jesse Jackson Jr., who says he supports impeachment, but who has not signed onto any bill, brings the total to 16.
These heroes are: Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, Sam Farr, Robert Brady, and probably Jesse Jackson Jr.
The public is much more strongly behind the impeachment of Cheney, with 54% in favor and 40% opposed: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/24390 It is impossible to say if that support is rising or falling, since – amazingly – only one poll has ever been done on the topic.
But H Res 333 http://kucinich.house.gov/SpotlightIssues/documents.htm only goes after a few of the obvious impeachable offenses committed by Cheney, and those few are related to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the threat of an aggressive war on Iran. War is an issue that scares off timid Congress Members. It's possible that articles of impeachment on other topics (spying, torture, signing statements, subpoenas, obstruction of justice, exposing a CIA agent, etc…) would garner more signatures. The menu of possible charges has something for everyone: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/cheney2
Now is the time to ask your Congress Member to follow Brady's example: http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/73
You should ask members of the Judiciary Committee too:
Then contact the media. Chairman John Conyers says he's afraid Fox News would attack him. Let Fox News know we've got Conyers' back: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/1084
And above all, ask the pollsters to do another poll on public support for impeaching Dick Cheney: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/polling