Bush and now is leading the House through another moment when a vocal part of the electorate wants to end a presidency. But if I frame it that way, it gets more attention. The House impeaches and sends the case to trial in the Senate. Pelosi has been down this road before. Years later, as the Iraq war dragged on, her left flank led by then-Rep.
The Trouble with Impeachment
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You may recall the scene in Clint Eastwood's Western Unforgiven where Eastwood's character levels his gun at Gene Hackman's malevolent sheriff, whom he is about to dispatch to hell's lower depths. And that -- a touch overstated, I'll admit -- is pretty much my position on impeachment. Does George W. Bush deserve to be impeached? Problem is, that doesn't resolve the question of whether trying to impeach Bush and, necessarily, Dick Cheney, too is a good idea.
Efforts to impeach Dick Cheney
In the fall of , Rep. This was not too surprising — the Democratic Left had been floating the idea for some time, and Kucinich would later file articles against President Bush himself about seven months later. Moreover, Republicans had just impeached President Bill Clinton within recent memory, and the wounds were still open from that experience. What was unique about Kucinich's impeachment motion, however, was the House Republican minority's way of handling it.
When, with six American flags at her back, Nancy Pelosi stood in the hallway at the Capitol and, at 5pm on Tuesday, announced an official impeachment inquiry, it was the moment many Democrats had been waiting for. It was also the moment many allies of Donald Trump had been waiting for. As Democrats spent months on internal debates over whether to impeach the president, Republicans and conservative media were ready to march in lockstep and mobilise a strategy to weaponise impeachment for their own electoral advantage. His son Donald Trump Jr and lawyer Rudy Giuliani used a favourite tactic of accusing the accusers, recycling baseless allegations against Biden.