Last week when Attorney General
Michael Mukasey was asked point blank by House Judiciary
Committee Chair John Conyers if he was ready to start a
criminal investigation of the use of waterboarding by the CIA,
Mukasey's response was
unequivocal: "No, I am not."
a further exchange with the committee, Mukasey said he would
not investigate the Bush Administration's use of illegal
warrantless wiretapping. He also said he would not enforce
Contempt of Congress
citations served against the Bush Administration.
the nation's top law enforcement officer refuses to
investigate possibly criminal acts by the Administration, when
the President signs bills into law with provisos attached
saying he won't abide by the part of the law that he doesn't
like, when the President and his advisors are in contempt of
Congress, what can Congress do? Congress
can launch IMPEACHMENT proceedings.
Mukasey's appearance, two members
of CODEPINK met with Conyers to
press the case for Impeachment. He told them there was fear
among the Democratic leadership of political blowback from
such a course of action. In response, Leslie Evangeline
launched a fast to pressure Conyers into starting impeachment
proceedings against Dick Cheney, a man whose approval ratings
hover below 20% and whose impeachment would be unlikely to
spawn popular sympathy for the Administration.
you support Leslie in her fast by contacting Conyers today to
call for impeachment? Tell him that we want our elected
representatives to stand up for the Constitution and against a
lawless administration. Tell
him if he doesn't hold the Administration accountable for its
contempt of Congress, the people will feel nothing but
CONTEMPT FOR CONGRESS.
can join Leslie and others in their fast by clicking
needs to hear from us NOW!
Call him at 202-225-5126 or Fax 202-225-0072
If you are
able, come join us in DC to deliver your message in person.
The CODEPINK House is waiting to welcome you!
know you are hungry for impeachment too,
Desiree, Ellen, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Leslie, Liz,
Manijeh, Medea, Nancy and Rae