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Robert Wexler is a Democratic congressman representing South Florida's 19th district, serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives. He has earned a reputation as a straight-forward and articulate legislator who energetically advocates for his constituents. Wexler has been named one of the "50 Most Effective Legislators in Congress," by the influential magazine Congressional Quarterly and was named to the Forward 50 list as one of the most influential leaders in the American Jewish community... Read Robert's full biography
Congressman Wexler sits on three committees: the House Commitee on Foreign Affairs, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe; the House Judiciary Commitee; and the House Committee on Financial Services
(16 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2008 Rove should be held in contempt of Congress
No American is above the law. None of us should be able to ignore Congress without consequence. If Mr. Rove ignores a subpoena from the Judiciary Committee, then the House of Representatives should pass an Inherent Contempt citation and exercise our right to send the House Sergeant-of-Arms to gather Mr. Rove and bring him before Congress to testify.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 9, 2008 Impeachment Update: Video of Wexler's Response to Bush Attorney General
The House was correct to hold these renegade White House officials in contempt.Now,we must go further:The House must immediately consider taking the following actions:- Initiating impeachment hearings that would likely break through the reckless claims of executive privilege made by this Administration.-Approve resolution for inherent contempt citation which would give House Sergeant at Arms power to bring them before Congress
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, February 8, 2008 mpeachment News: Attorney General Would Refuse to Enforce Contempt
The power of the subpoena-to call officials before us-is one of the most fundamental safeguards in our system of government.To have it effectively discarded-by virtue of the President instructing Administration officials to ignore a congressional subpoenas and not even appear before Congress- is unprecedented.The idea that the AG would willingly defend this position - is outrageous.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Cheney Impeachment: Wexler Delivers Names to Congress
I didn't do it alone: I was armed with nearly 200,000 signatures of support from you and so many others. Please watch the video of this speech and forward it to as many people as possible. I've posted it on the front page of www.WexlerWantsHearings.com
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Already 100,000 voices for Impeachment Hearings for VP Cheney
I can guarantee that your 100,000 voices calling for impeachment hearings will now be heard in Congress. Together, through our new Quarter Million Person Challenge, let's now set a new goal of 250,000 Americans signing up to demand action.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 16, 2007 A Case for Impeachment Hearings
s Members of the House Judiciary Committee, we strongly believe these important hearings should begin.
The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution.