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Constituents Call on Blumenauer to Support ImpeachmentSalem-News.com
Weekly protest moves beyond picketing.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - At noon today, a group including veterans, grandparents and younger people calling themselves "Individuals for Justice" will sit in front of the main entrance to Representative Earl Blumenauer's Office Building at 729 NE Oregon to demand that he support bringing articles of Impeachment against Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.
For the 21st week the group will call on Blumenauer to respond to the advice of Multnomah County Democrats and the 65 % of the public that supports impeachment.
Joe Walsh, also known as 'The Lone Vet' initiated the protests because he feels that it is the responsibility of American citizens to challenge the illegality of the Bush administration.
"George Bush has caused me to be ashamed to be an American; Earl Blumenauer has caused me to be ashamed to be a democrat. We are willing to risk arrest to send a message that Bush is the one who should face a judge."
Another of the demonstrators is Sara Graham, one of the "Grannies" recently acquitted of misdemeanor charges for a protest at the Army/Marine Recruiting office on NE Broadway, Graham believes that impeachment is necessary to restore the integrity of the United States Government.
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"The people of this country are going to lose what little faith they have left in our political process if our representatives in Congress won't even try to hold Bush and Cheney accountable for their crimes against humanity," she said.
Those demanding impeachment support House Resolution 333 introduced by Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on April 24th 2007 during the 110th United States Congress.
House Resolution 333 calls for impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney on three charges. If the House approves an article of impeachment, it then moves to the Senate, which has constitutional authority to try, and with a two-thirds vote, remove a person from office.
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