If there weren’t grounds for impeachment of Dick Cheney, there certainly are now:
The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures for safeguarding classified national security information. The Vice President asserts that his office is not an â€œentity within the executive branch.â€
As described in a letter from Chairman Waxman to the Vice President, the National Archives protested the Vice President’s position in letters written in June 2006 and August 2006. When these letters were ignored, the National Archives wrote to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in January 2007 to seek a resolution of the impasse. The Vice President’s staff responded by seeking to abolish the agency within the Archives that is responsible for implementing the President’s executive order.
In his letter to the Vice President, Chairman Waxman writes: “I question both the legality and wisdom of your actions. … [I]t would appear particularly irresponsible to give an office with your history of security breaches an exemption from the safeguards that apply to all other executive branch officials.”
A fact sheet prepared by Chairman Waxman describes other instances in which the Vice President’s office has sought to avoid oversight and accountability.
This is the most preposterous thing said by one of our elected officials ever. I wonder how a murder defense of “I don’t consider myself a citizen of the United States and therefor not bound by their laws” would fly.
Here is a great idea. Democrats should move on impeachment now. With Congress at an all time low in the polls, what do they have to loose? Hell – kick out Bush while your at it and you might win over half of the 70% of people in this country who don’t approve of him. That would put you back over 50%.