Sunday, August 03, 2014

Erased History: The aggressive effort to impeach George W. Bush

Not only did Democrats try to impeach George W. Bush during his presidency, they did so aggressively. While many have laughingly claimed that efforts to impeach President Obama are racist, or have blatantly lied by saying that there was no effort to impeach George W. Bush; history tells quite a different story.

One of the most egregious statements was made by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who said in part,

"We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority."
Lee, who co-sponsored legislation to impeach George W. Bush, lied to her base, who won’t bother to research her statement. Lee echoed MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams, who told Republican strategist Ron Christie in April that “no one threatened to impeach George Bush” on an episode of “Weekends with Alex Witt.”
The motion to refer the articles of impeachment of George W. Bush to the Judiciary Committee was approved 251-166 by a mostly party line vote, with the exception of 24 Republicans, who also voted “yes:” Read the entire article with video, here.

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