A group of House Democrats will introduce a resolution calling on the Judiciary Committee to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) will sponsor the measure. It will be dropped in the hopper tomorrow. Finally a bold move by a Congressman to stop this nightmare of lies that has filled the halls of our House and Senate.
Here's the text of resolution...
Directing the Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, should be impeached for high crimes and
1 Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary shall
2 investigate fully whether sufficient grounds exist for the
3 House of Representatives to impeach Alberto R. Gonzales,
4 Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes
5 and misdemeanors.
There's also the Four Senate Democrats who have asked for a special counsel to determine whether Gonzales was truthful when he testified about a warrantless domestic spying program and the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys
Solicitor General Paul D. Clement who clerked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to handle the criminal contempt citations.
Committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and the panel's top Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania did not sign the letter. Leahy has given Gonzales until Friday to correct or clarify his testimony. Specter said a perjury investigation is premature.
Attorney General Gonzales looks as though he might be gone within a few weeks because he has the following awaiting his statement Friday about his testimony:
1. Possible appointment of a special prosecutor to handle the criminal contempt
2. Possible switch to civil contempt proceedings.
3. Impeachment, or inherent contempt proceedings.
What say You?