Action: Back Bush censure resolution (video)
When the Patriot Act was originally introduced (not read, mind you, but introduced...), it passed 99-1. That loneliest number was Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold.
Yesterday, on This Week [VIDEO], Feingold announced that he'll introduce a resolution to censure Bush (emphasis mine):
Resolved: that the United States Senate does hereby censure George W. Bush, President of the United States, and does condemn his unlawful authorization of wiretaps of Americans.
ReddHedd quotes a commenter on the wisdom of censure vs. impeachment:
You know, I think Feingold is being very smart here. I'm impressed.
He's opening the door to discussion of impeachment but doing it in a way that even Republicans can potentially discuss: censure. Starting out with "censure" is a more effective wedge than "impeachment" is, and it still gets you into the same conversation, reframing the debate the way you want it.In a follow up post ReddHedd asks readers to show their support for this bold act by calling their senators and asking where they stand on the resolution: "The more people we have calling, the more staffers in the offices start to realize that Feingold struck a political chord with a bunch of us in America."
They'll be keeping track of it at FireDogLake... here's the info: You can contact the US Senate via the switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and they will connect you with any Senator's office. Or you can find your particular Senator's direct dial here. (FireDogLake, ThinkProgress)
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