BugsyR wrote:Senators and Representatives swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic". If it can be clearly demonstrated that Bush violated the Constitution then they are obligated to follow the impeachment process. If they obstruct the process to protect their party then they can be charged with violating their oath.
I think you will find that most Democrats are angry with Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid for just that.......Violating their sworn oath!
Problem is we are talking about political decisions here Mike. There is no law or Constitutional obligation to "require" impeachment....It is merely there as a possible remedy. Actually going ahead with the impeachment process is a "political" decision, based more on the will & the numerical strength of the party bringing articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee.
In this case, I think the Democrats have misread the anger of the public towards GW & have decided that another impeachment proceeding would have soured the public just as the partisan impeachment of Bill Clinton did. They are wrong & now it is obviously too late to start.
These are obviously just my opinions Mike, but are shared by a good many experts & voters in this country.
Don't ever allow yourself to be "shocked" by the cowardice of our Congress in violating their oath....They do it every day!
Edit: When you said this: "the way I truly see it is if one Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutionist, Reformist, Independent, etc, took the reins of the band wagon, and successfully came up with something that clearly demonstarates that Bush violated the Constitution, and started the impeachment process, and fights for that impeachment, and is successful...that individual would probably be able to write his/her own ticket into ANY political office."
Robert Wexler, (Florida's 19th district Congressman) is your man!
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
He's been trying to force impeachment (starting with Cheney) against this administration for a while. (joined by at least 85 other Congressmen voting to keep impeachment going.....Still not enough)