After a series of delays, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a candidate for president in 2008, announced a series of charges against Vice President Dick Cheney in Washington, DC, late in the day. Kucinich alleged that the Vice President had committed a series of impeachable offenses, and he was therefore introducing Articles of Impeachment against Cheney in the Congress today.
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A reporter asked Kucinich why the Vice President should be impeached, and not President George W. Bush.
“There is a very practical reason – each and every charge relates to Vice President Cheney’s conduct or misconduct in office,” he said. But he added, “It is very important that we start with Mr. Cheney because if we were to start with the President, Mr. Cheney would then become president.
He also noted, “We’d have to go through the constitutional agony of impeaching two presidents consecutively.”