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Vermont Senate Approves Impeachment Resolution

Vermont Senate Approves Impeachment Resolution


By Burlington Free Press

MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Senate voted 16-9 this morning to urge the state's congressional delegation to initiate impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

The vote came quietly in the Senate chamber, with no impeachment supporters in the room and no debate. The senate resolution was introduced by Sens. Peter Shumlin and Jeanette White, two Windham County Democrats.

Impeachment supporters have lobbied legislators to take up the matter, and this week were back in Montpelier to press legislative leaders. Shumlin and Speaker of the House Gaye Symington have told supporters there was no time for full legislative debate and action in the issue in this session, but reminded them that a single legislator could raise the issue at anytime.

Report from citizen lobbying effort this week in Montpelier:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/21535

Call by Vermont's 3rd-largest newspaper for impeachment:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/21428

Explanation of how a state can petition the U.S. House to impeach:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/resolutions

Representative Daryl Pillsbury (I. Brattleboro) introduced a resolution on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007: JRH-15, but it has not yet passed in the Vermont House.

Background on Vermont Impeachment, including reports, videos, analysis:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/vt

Local organizer Dan Dewalt patrioticresponse@yahoo.com

Local organizing website http://www.vtimpeach.com

Speakers Available:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/speakers

ENDS

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