LETTER TO REP. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND REGARDING REP. DENNIS KUCINICH'S ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, AND GILLIBRAND'S RESPONSE
Dear Rep. Gillibrand:
Please support Rep. Dennis Kucinich's
resolution for impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush. This is
the most important task of Congress at this time: to rein in a lawless
administration that has worked to co-opt democratic processes, weaken
the middle class by engaging in illegal, destructive and costly wars of
conquest, lying to Congress, etc. THIS IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION MUST BE
ACTED UPON NOW TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND SET AN EXAMPLE FOR FUTURE
ADMINISTRATIONS. IT IS A TOP PRIORITY.
We are hoping you will fully support
Mr. Kucinich's resolution in spite of Speaker of the House Nancy
Pelosi's opposition. Speaker Pelosi is obstructing justice by her stand
on impeachment. We ask you to support Kucinich's measure.
The American people are disheartened
and disillusioned, not only by the conduct of the president and his
administration, but by Congress's inaction. Even if the Senate does not
cooperate with the House, the House's initiative will send a very
strong statement. It is the House's responsibility to call for
impeachment, and not to second guess what the Senate may or may not do.
If there is anything I can do as a private citizen to help you forward this most important task, please let me know.
Rep. Gillibrand's response:
June 16, 2008
Dear Mr. Duveen,
Thank you for taking the time to
contact me about possible impeachment proceedings for Executive Branch
officials. I share your concern that more must be done to address the
serious issues that face our country, including expanding health care,
energy independence and finding a successful exit strategy for the War
in Iraq ; however, at this time, I do not believe that impeachment
proceedings would be productive in moving this country forward.
I believe that the new majority in
Congress must continue to focus on our national priorities and put
pressure on the Executive Branch to become more transparent with the
American people. This Congress has - and will continue to hold -
oversight hearings on all of the issues that have troubled us over the
last six years, including the decision to go to war with Iraq , the use
of domestic wiretaps without the benefit of warrants, and the use of
no-bid contracts in both Iraq and Katrina reconstruction. These
hearings will restore needed accountability our constitution requires.
I also believe that bi-partisanship is
essential for enhancing our country's potential, and I will continue to
team with both Democrats and Republicans to be an advocate for the
residents of Upstate New York on the national level. Thank you again
for writing to me about your concerns, and I hope that you keep in
touch with my office regarding future legislation and concerns you may
Member of Congress
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