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Wexler: Impeach Bush

Rep. Robert Wexler, a darling of liberal blogs for his call to hold impeachment hearings for vice president Dick Cheney, has added his name to Rep. Dennis Kucinich's push to impeach President Bush.

According to Wexler, Kucinich has outlined "numerous allegations against President Bush, including his creation of a massive propaganda campaign to mislead the nation into war with Iraq, the illegal use of torture during interrogation, the authorization of a warrantless wiretapping program on American citizens, and the repetitive use of signing statements to negate legislation passed by Congress."

"President Bush deliberately created a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people and the charges detailed in this impeachment resolution indicate an unprecedented abuse of executive power," said Wexler, who chairs Barack Obama's Florida campaign. "A decision by Congress to pursue impeachment is not an option, it is a sworn duty....Our Founding Fathers bestowed upon Congress the power of impeachment, and it is now time that we use it to defend the rule of law from this corrupt Administration."

Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner calls Kuchinich's call "rather fantastical theories" about Bush and says Democrats plan to have him read his bill again tonight, "another example of the Democratic leadership in the House indulging trivial and silly conspiracy theories from left-wing bloggers, rather than working with Republicans to deal with the real issues facing the American people."