I don't see any real signs of life anywhere else in Congress either. Apparently we are to accept and believe that
1) Bush and his cabal did not commit impeachable offenses, or
2) We have entered a new chapter in America where some people are now above the law. In fact, what she is telling us is that the Constitution doesn't matter any more, that administrations rule rather than serve, and from now on some government officials will be accountable to no one ever.
Bush's impeachment should have been well under way by now. The problem is that there has been a political coup, and the government of the United States has been overthrown.
How come no Congress person has stated publicly that Bush and Co. have committed impeachable offenses and why have no Representatives filed articles of impeachment? Is it too late now that they are all complicit? Allowing Bush to trample the Constitution is treason.
Individual members of Congress have given up their autonomy and instead of honoring their oath of office, they've subordinated themselves to party leaders. By sticking together either as Democrats or Republicans, they no longer represent the people they took an oath to serve. They are afraid to tell the truth or do their jobs for fear of something fear of losing committee appointments, the next election, a bright career, blackmail, worse. Are they afraid of being "Swift boated" or "Wellstoned?" Maybe all of the above.
There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests that newly elected representatives should have less ability to represent their constituents or defend the Constitution than more senior or better politically connected members.
Every member has a duty, an obligation, and a right to know what he or she needs to know to represent the people and defend the Constitution. They've neglected their duty, defied their obligations, and utterly failed to protect the Constitution.
The institution itself in fact, national government at nearly all departments is failing, corrupt, disintegrating, and ineffectual absolutely. The result is treason by default through negligence, cowardice and moral turpitude. Congress now is too dysfunctional to fix itself. They need to be swept away and replaced. The loss is catastrophic.
Unfortunately, these people are no more negligent than their constituents so it's unlikely that many will be replaced.