Cynthia McKinney urges mass mobilization for Bush impeachment

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Jun 19, 2008, 5:13:32 PM6/19/08
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McKinney Says People Must 'Flip the Script" Again Urges Mass Mobilization
Supporting Impeachment

In a prepared statement released today, six-term former Georgia
Congresswoman and candidate for the 2008 Green Party Presidential Nomination
urged the broad and diverse Coalition forming around her campaign to "take
any and all steps necessary" to build support for action on H.Res. 1258, the
Kucinich resolution to impeach President George Bush.

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, on Monday, June 9th, spent five hours on
the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, reading thirty-five Articles
of Impeachment laying out the case that George Bush ought to be removed from
office for 'high crimes and misdemeanors'. In her statement, Ms. McKinney
extends her appreciation to her former colleague "for his courage and
tenacity, for the comprehensiveness of his research, and for the leadership
he exhibited to press forward the democratic demands of the People for
accountability and justice." On the Ohio Congressman's motion, his
Impeachment Resolution was then referred to the House Committee on Judiciary
in a recorded 251-166 vote.

Ms. McKinney became the first Member of Congress to introduce Articles of
Impeachment against the Bush Administration, naming Bush, Vice President
Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in charges which she
introduced during the 109th Congress. McKinney parted ways with the
Democrat Party partly for their failure to fulfill their Constitutional
responsibilities, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took impeachment 'off the

Ms. McKinney drew particular attention to the Kucinich Resolution's charges
related to 'Tampering with Free and Fair Elections' (Article 28),
'Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965' (Article 29) and
'Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina,
Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency' (Article 31). She called on "the
forces of the Black movement nationwide -- whether they currently support my
presidential bid or the candidacy of Senator Obama -- along with all my
Green and Reconstructionist supporters, Katrina survivors and their
supporters, the election protection movement, and all progressive forces, to
organize a mass mobilization" to demand action from the House Judiciary to
hold hearings, build an evidentiary record and send this resolution back to
the Floor of the Congress for action.

"We have seen in this very election cycle how the mobilized masses, with
Black America as their indispensable animating force, can 'flip the script'
on the Powers That Be," wrote Ms. McKinney, who stressed the timeliness of
action pointing out that the Administration's crimes are ongoing. "The time
is now for us to do it again."

McKinney's Call to Action on Impeachment

Text of Kucinich Impeachment Resolution

Recorded vote on Kucinich Motion to Refer H. Res. 1258
to House Committee on Judiciary

Text of McKinney Impeachment Resolution, 109th Congress

Informant: sasha

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