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Republican Congressman Ron Paul has gone on record with his prediction that the impeachment of George W. Bush is right around the corner but warned that in the meantime the US was slipping perilously close to a dictatorship.
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show and addressing the port sell-out, Paul stated that, "it probably will contribute to the Republican's failure in the next election."
Asked if the Democrats would use gains in the mid-term elections to set in motion impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush, Paul responded,
"I predict that would happen."
"I think he (Bush) has numerous things that the Democrats if they get a chance, not only will they be after him for that but it will be payback for the Clinton impeachment."
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Personally I don't think it will happen nor do I think it should happen. What I see here is a Republican congressman with too much anxiety over the upcoming mid term elections spouting his mouth in hopes of gaining some support from those farthest from his fan bases. :shk:
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Personally, I don't think that Bush will be impeached. I think that a lot of Democrats would assassinate Bush if they thought they could get away with it, but will settle for fantasizing about impeachment. You don't impeach Presidents because they are unpopular. You don't impeach them because they have lurid affairs in the Oval Office. Presidents are impeached for breaking the law.
[edit on 2006/3/3 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Grady, isn't the question of whether he SHOULD be impeached the real underlying theme here? I'll give you 20 good reasons:
Originally posted by DevinS
So cheating on your wife is breaking the law?
On August 17, the President testified for over four hours before Starr's grand jury on closed-circuit television from the White House. In his testimony, he admitted the Lewinsky relationship, but denied that he perjured himself in the Paula Jones deposition because he did not interpret the conduct with Ms. Lewinsky as constituting sexual relations. On the same evening, he appeared on national television and admitted that he had an "inappropriate relationship" with Lewinsky and had misled the American people about it.
On September 9, Independent Counsel Starr submitted a detailed report to the Congress in which he contended that there was "substantial and credible information that President William Jefferson Clinton committed acts that may constitute grounds for an impeachment" by lying under oath in the Jones litigation and obstructing justice by urging Ms. Lewinsky "... to to file an affidavit that the President knew would be false". On September 11, the House of Representatives approved House Resolution 525 by a vote of 363 to 63 authorizing a review by the Committee on the Judiciary of the report of the Independent Counsel to determine whether sufficient grounds existed to recommend to the House that an impeachment inquiry be commenced and also approved the public release of the Starr report. On September 21, the Judiciary Committee released nearly 3,200 pages of material from the grand jury proceedings and the Starr investigation, including transcripts of the tesimony [sic] of President Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky.
On October 8, House Resolution 581 introduced by Congressman Henry J. Hyde, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was approved by the House in a 258 to 163 vote to authorize and direct the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether sufficient grounds existed for the impeachment of the President. After its staff interviewed various witnesses in private, the Judiciary Committee's public hearings commenced on November 19 with an opening statement by Congressman Hyde followed by additional hearings in which the Committee reviewed the issues and allegations of the Starr report and additional testimony provided by witnesses to its staff. The Committee also heard contrasting views from constitutional experts on the legal basis for impeachment as applied to the factual allegations pertaining to the Lewinsky matter.
Originally posted by vuoto
There's a very good chance that George W. Bush will be impeached.
In fact, I'm so sure of Cheney's resignation that I'm willing to accept 2:1 odds on any wager up to a thousand dollars that it will happen by June of 2007.