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Monday, June 23, 2008

On the Hill: Disturbing votes by 105 Democrats on Domestic Wiretapping Bill

By Faith Chatham - DFWRCC - June 23, 2008
Despite oaths of office which charge Congressmen and Congresswomen to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, examination of this past week's Congressional Record of Roll Call votes shows that most fail to keep that pledge.

In consideration of renewal of the Domestic Wiretapping Bill and extending immunity to GWB and the telecoms who violated the law prior to 911, 293 members of Congress voted to protect GWB and the telecoms rather than the Constitutional rights of the American people. See who voted to "Shred the 4th Amendment" and give immunity to GWB and telecoms for domestic wiretapping.

105 House Democrats and 188 Republicans voted in favor of Domestic Wiretapping.
See how each Congress person voted on Roll Call 437 June 20, 2008.

On June 9, 2008, Dennis Kucinich read 35 Artlicles of Impeachment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read Dennis Kucinich's 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush

Initially the first three co-sponsors were Robert Wexler (FL19), Lynn Woolsey (CA06), and Barbara Lee (CA09). Tammy Baldwin (WI02) and Maurice Hinchey (NY22) joined as co-sponsors.

By a vote of 251-166, the U.S. House of Representatives sent Dennis Kucinich's 35 Articles of Impeachment to the Judiciary Committee.

Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has the power to decide whether to hold impeachment hearings - or not.

24 Republicans voted with 227 Democrats; 166 no votes came exclusively from Republicans.

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