April 1, 2008
the Congressional recess, I was besieged by CODEPINK women who are
fasting until I agree to start impeachment hearings against Bush and
When I sat down to Easter dinner with my family, I looked at my plate
of honey-baked ham and scalloped potatoes and I thought about what was
really on my table. Everyday these women sit in my office and ask me to
put Impeachment on America's table; after all the times in my career
that I've stood up to the "bad guys"-racists, greedy CEOs, corrupt
politicians, could I really continue to let Bush and Cheney run
roughshod over the Constitution and the American and Iraqi people? My
wife Monica voted for impeachment of Bush and Cheney as a Detroit city
councilwoman and I was proud of her for cooking their goose.
sat down to digest my meal and my conflicted feelings on Impeachment by
relaxing and watching the opening night Nationals game. Upon flipping
on the TV and finding the right channel, I settled in and wouldn't you
know it… the CODEPINK women were there!President Bush was to throw out the first pitch and once he took the field, the CODEPINK women (one of them even wearing a giant Bush head and prison costume) encouraged all the baseball fans to boo him. And guess what? They did. You can see it right here.
As they booed, I thought of the changing times I've witnessed in my life. America can change and we are all agents of change.*
It struck me then that the American people really want to see this
Administration out of office and they want it now. Bush and his
pinch-hitter Cheney have been striking out with the American people for
way too long.
realized it was time to step up to the plate for all the citizens of
this great country who want to end the war. So I am putting Impeachment on America's table.
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
We wish Conyers would step up to the plate like this!
Let's honor the tradition of April Fools Day by holding the fools in
the White House accountable for their crimes. Call (202-225-3951) or FAX (202-225-0072) John
Conyers today and thank him for putting impeachment on the table,
extending our April Fools joke -- maybe he'll get it.
Hungry for Impeachment,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Tighe
P.S. After you've made your calls, DC CODEPINKers Leslie and Ellen will follow up by resuming their "Hungry for Justice? Impeach him Fast!" sit-in at Conyers's office at 10am on Wednesday, April 2nd.
Leslie and Ellen invite all fair-minded citizens to be part of the
conversation in Chairman Conyers' House Judiciary Committee Office by
calling in and sharing your thoughts on Impeachment. Click here to support the fast.
*Actual quote from Rep. Conyers