Anti-War Protesters Hold Sit In At Local Congressman's Office
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Supporters of a local congressman held a sit-in Wednesday at his Brooklyn office, calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The activists want Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler to use his position as the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to force a hearing on the matter.
They claim that Congress has every legal right to impeach, but efforts are being thwarted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The speaker took the issue off the table when the Democrats gained control of Congress.
"We've been lied to into an illegal war," said protester Peter Cobb of the Not In Our Name project. "During the course of that war, he committed war crimes. We have seen torture. We have seen a myriad of other illegal activities and it's time for the administration to be held accountable. Representative Nadler is in a position where he can help make that happen and as of yet he has done nothing."
"It's time to go beyond minor legislative action and hearings and being slapped in the face," said Sharon Pavlovich of the activist organization The World Can't Wait.
Nadler has not met with the activists, and his office says in a statement that the congressman "continues to investigate the Bush administration's policies, actions, and programs that threaten and undermine American's fundamental constitutional rights and civil liberties."