What’s interesting, Brennen, is that the rank and file Democrats are all up in arms pushing for impeachment, but the Democratic congressmen talk about it, but aren’t pushing for actually doing it. For example, Nancy Pelosi said, “Impeachment is off the table.”
I wonder what they’d do, though, if they felt they had the votes. Pushing for impeachment looks impotent if you end up getting voted down by the Republican minority. They need a supermajority to push this through, I believe.
yes they do but:
Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has raised the possibility of impeachment
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said, ““I tell you, Mr. President, if [Ignacio Ramos or Jose Compean]—especially after this assault—are murdered in prison, or if one of them lose their lives, there’s going to be some sort of impeachment talk in Capitol Hill.”
In July 2006, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) stated on Alex Jones’ radio show “I would have trouble arguing that he’s been a Constitutional President, and once you violate the Constitution and be proven to do that I think these people should be removed from office.”
Washington state senator Eric Oemig introduced Senate Joint Memorial 8016 in February 2007 calling on Congress to investigate and consider the impeachment of President Bush.
As of July 2007, a total of 80 cities and townships in the United States had passed declarations calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
In October 2005, an anti Iraq war organization, After Downing Street, commissioned a poll by the independent Ipsos Public Affairs Research, which found that by a margin of 50% to 44% Americans say that President Bush should be impeached if he lied about the war in Iraq.
A March 16, 2006 poll by American Research Group showed that 42% of American adults favored impeaching Bush and 49% oppose this.
According to Angus Reid, an InsiderAdvantage poll around May 1, 2007, found 39% of American voters to favor impeachment of George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and 55% opposed. Analyzing these numbers, Bob Barr, who initiated the Clinton impeachment hearings, said that “this indicates the surprising depth of dissatisfaction with Bush.”
On July 6, 2007, a telephone poll conducted by the American Research Group found that 45% of American adults favored the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush, with 46% opposing the proceedings. In the same poll, 54% wanted impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney, and 40% were opposed.
The public organizing and speaking their voice might dissuade those who oppose impeachment if they want to be reelected next term.