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  • Greens: McClellan bombshell demands impeachment

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 29, 2007

    GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
    http://www.gp.org

    For Immediate Release:
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    Contacts:
    Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,
    mclarty@greens.org
    Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,
    starlene@gp.org

    McClellan revelations demand immediate impeachment, say Greens

    • Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald must probe new evidence in Plame case; Democrats and
    Republicans who refuse to hold Bush and Cheney accountable are complicit in White House crimes

    WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders called impeachment an urgent necessity after former
    White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s revelation that President Bush and Vice President
    Cheney were involved in the conspiracy to expose the identity of CIA undercover operative Valerie
    Plame.

    “Evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors from the White House are staring us in the face.  What
    will it take for the Democratic Party to move on impeachment?  By refusing to impeach, House
    Majority Leader Steny Hoyer [D-Md.], Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.], Sen. Harry Reid [D-Nev.], and
    other Democratic leaders are aiding and abetting crimes committed by President Bush and Vice
    President Cheney,” said Peter Thottam, Green Party member, attorney, and Executive Director of
    the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center
    <http://www.gp.org/press/states/ca/ca_2007_07_18.shtml>.

    Greens called it absolutely imperative that US Department of Justice Special Counsel Patrick J.
    Fitzgerald investigate Mr. McClellan’s assertions about the role of Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney in an
    illegal attempt to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson after Mr. Wilson revealed that the
    President’s 2003 State of the Union claim about an Iraqi nuclear weapons material deal was based
    on a known forgery.

    The Green Party of the United States called for impeachment in July 2003 after President Bush
    ordered the invasion of Iraq, which Greens called an act of military aggression outlawed under the
    US Constitutional and international law, and lied to the American people about the reasons for the
    invasion.

    Since 2003, White House crimes have continued to mount: detention without trial, surveillance of
    US citizens without warrant, approval for torture, “signing statements” purportedly
    allowing the President to disregard laws passed by Congress, violation of international laws and
    treaties signed by the US, inaction and racist response to environmental emergencies (Hurricanes
    Katrina and Rita), endangering public health by tampering with scientific research on global warming.

    Greens supported former Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s (D-Ga.) impeachment motion in December 2006
    <http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2006_12_11.shtml> and have praised Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-Ohio) recent introduction of an impeachment resolution, which was tabled by House Democratic leaders.

    In recent months, several Green Party activists have protested and committed acts of civil
    disobedience to persuade Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and other Congress members to impeach
    the President and Vice President.

    “If we had some Greens in Congress right now, we’d already be seeing impeachment and possible
    criminal prosecution.  Greens would not only lead on impeachment, their very presence would drive
    top Democrats and perhaps some Republican to support it.  It’s time to replace two-party collusion with multi-party competition,” said David J. Kalbfleisch, Green Party candidate for
    the U.S. House in Illinois (10th District) <http://www.electdave.org>.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Green Party of the United States
    http://www.gp.org
    202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
    Fax 202-319-7193
    • Green Party News Center
    http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
    • Green Party Speakers Bureau
    http://www.gp.org/speakers
    • Green candidate database for 2007 and other
    campaign information:
    http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml

    “Democrats, retreating on troop withdrawal, impeachment, don’t deserve votes in 2008”
    Green Party press release, July 26, 2007 http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2007_07_26.shtml

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