Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized the anti-war movement, has told the Associated Press she plans to seek Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's liberal San Francisco congressional seat unless Pelosi introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.
Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush.
The fact is, with each passing day, the American public's faith in the current regime occupying the White House and running the government wanes noticeably. Even Republicans are defecting in droves.
We've been lied to and we know it.
What does Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House, Peter Welch, say?
Pedro is, after all, a close ally of Speaker Pelosi.
"I think that the folks who are arguing for impeachment are making a very, very compelling case about the misuse of power by the president of the United States," said Congressman Welch. "But the major question is what’s the best way to end this war, and what we’re seeing is Republicans are beginning to crack."
Welch noted last week's defections by two prominent GOP senators.
"Sen. Domenici, a very respected, a very high-ranking Republican expressed strong reservations about the war, indicating that he’s splitting from the Administration position. Sen. Lugar did the same," said Welch.
"So the one thing I know continues to be the case is that we’ve got to get Republican votes to join the 218 of us who voted to end the war in order to get 290 to overcome the president’s veto. And the one thing that I continue to believe would consolidate the Republicans would be defending the president on impeachment, whereas they’re abandoning him on the war.
"And I believe that’s the view of Speaker Pelosi," said Vermont's member of the House.