Feingold: Bigger problems than impeachment

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI):
It is clear that there are many people in this country, including myself, who demand accountability from this Administration for the terrible mess it made in Iraq and its egregious and even illegal power grabs throughout its six-plus years in power. I believe that the President and Vice President may well have committed impeachable offenses. But with so many important issues facing this country and so much work to be done, I am concerned about the great deal of time multiple impeachment trials would take away from the Congress working on the problems of the country. The time it would take for the House to consider articles of impeachment, and for the Senate to conduct multiple trials, would make it very difficult, if not impossible, for Congress to do what it was elected to do – end the war and address some of the other terrible mistakes this Administration has made over the past six and a half years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What bigger issue is there than our constitutional crisis? John Nichols (writer for the Nation) summed it perfectly when he said:

"If we know these things [that impeachable offenses occurred] and we do not hold them to account, then we are saying as a people and as a Congress we are saying that we can find out that you have violated the rule of law, that you have disregarded the constitution, we can find out that you've done harm to the Republic but that there will be no penalty for that. If that's the standard that we set, it will hold."

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