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Readers of this website helped mightily to get 55,000 people to sign on to wexlerwantshearings.com, the site Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) set up on Friday to elicit public support for his call, made jointly with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), for the House Judiciary Committee to begin immediate hearings on Rep. Dennis Kucinich's bill (H Res 799) for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.

UPDATE! This is working. Since I filed this story in mid-afternoon, the number of signers has jumped by 10,000 to 90,000. We can break 100,000 tonight.

Although this dramatic development in the impeachment movement of having three senior members of the House Judiciary Committee join in calling for hearings has still not been reported by any mainstream news organization, by early this afternoon, the number of signers on the website had grown to 80,000. And people are adding their names at a rate of almost one per second.

We have a good chance to drive this number up over 100,000 today, if people will press their friends and relatives to go to the site and sign on.

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There is also word that other members of the Judiciary Committee--perhaps as many as six or more--are considering adding their names to the Wexler-Gutierrez-Baldwin call. If that happens, and if the petition grows beyond 100,000 names, it is hard do see how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can continue her anti-democratic position of keeping a lid on impeachment.

It is also time to start calling your own local member of Congress. Demand that he or she sign on to the Wexler-Gutierrez-Baldwin call for action, and if they won't, then demand to know why they won't. Use Wexler's arguments against them, and remind them about this petition, with its 80,000+ names.

So get to work people. We have an impeachment to get on the table!

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Dave Lindorff is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper www.thiscantbehappening.net. He is a columnist for Counterpunch, is author of several recent books ("This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the (more...)
 

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