Get ready, get set . . .

January 26, 2007 by barbara

by barbara

Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is preparing to put impeachment back "on the table."

The congressman, a veteran of the Nixon impeachment hearings who recently published a book on Bush's crimes, today announced plans to have his Judiciary Committee hold hearings on Bush's rampant use of so-called "signing statements." These are the documents the president has claimed give him the power, as a commander-in-chief, to ignore laws duly passed by the Congress.

Bush has used this bogus claim to ignore all or parts of some 1200 laws passed by Congress. He has done it willfully, and he has done it deceptively, often adding the signing statement saying he will be ignoring a law after having first hosted a friendly photo-op signing session at which he offer no indication that he had any problem with a measure.

The first Judiciary Committee hearing is set for January 31.

If you want to let Conyers know you support his efforts on this country's behalf, and that you hope this will be just the first of many hearings, let him know. Click here to access his website.

Thanks to source: Smirking Chimp

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