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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:

Call by Vermont's 3rd-largest newspaper for impeachment:

Explanation of how a state can petition the U.S. House to impeach:

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:

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