In one of the most amazing developments I have seen on CSPAN, the nearly dead Resolution to bring impeachment proceeding against Dick Cheney, came roaring back to life, thanks to the house Republicans!
I watched Dennis Kucinich’s reading of the question of privilege live, and then the entire vote process. At one point 143 Republicans had voted to uphold Hoyers ‘table” motion (which would have killed the resolution) and 143 Democrats had voted to table it as well.
Impeachment was dead in the water, and the Democrats had killed it. But then, as I was posting live at TPZoo, at around 3:21pm, the first Republicans started switching their votes. Then more and more.
I commented that they (republicans) suckered the dems into voting to table, to kill it, and that they might actually resurrect the bill. And that is exactly what they did.
It is hard to describe the feeling I had when the vote count flipped and the ‘tabling” motion looked like it would be defeated. At 206 to 207, well, lets just say it was an emotional moment for me.
It goes to the House Judiciary Committee now. i am not sure what that means for the impeachment proceedings. i wonder what would have happened had it gone straight to the floor right then, for debate.
But the important thing is this; it is still a viable possibility in the House! Thanks to the Republican members. They had a plan and they carried it out. I don’t care who does it, as long as this administration is removed from office.
I will tell you this; I have a lot of respect for any one or party that does it. And if the Republicans have decided to take back their party from this asshole, they deserve all the credit and respect for doing it.