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Friday, November 9, 2007

An Open Letter To Congressman Hoyer: Basis for many Others





Dear Congressman Hoyer,

As a Democrat, I write to you, our Party’s House Majority Leader, because of the considerable influence you have in this Congress. I am dismayed and disgusted by your current refusal to investigate and confront, via Impeachment, the violators of our Constitution.

With the introduction of articles of impeachment by Congressman Kucinich on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, you are presented with an historic opportunity to act on your oath to defend the Constitution. I DEMAND you seize this opportunity.

Support the resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney that is now awaiting action in the Judiciary Committee.

Heed the call from a Democratic member of the committee, Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida.

Listen to the plea of Congressman Kucinich. He may not be the voice of our party, but he has surely become the soul and conscience of our party. His integrity is intact.

The American people are served well with a legitimate and thorough impeachment inquiry. I will urge the Judiciary Committee to schedule impeachment hearings immediately and not let this issue languish as it has over the last six months. Only through hearings can we begin to correct the abuses of Dick Cheney and the Bush Administration; and, if it is determined in these hearings that Vice President Cheney has committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors, he should and must be, impeached and removed from office.

It is time for Congress to expose the multitude of misdeeds of the Administration, and I am hopeful that the Judiciary Committee will expeditiously begin an investigation of this matter.

Do not continue to betray Your Constituents! Do not continue to betray our party. Failure to act in a manner which supports our Constitution and the most fundamental laws of this land will only expose more weakness and lack of backbone on the part of the Democratic Party leadership. It will only serve to fuel the growing contempt of we Democratic voters that you depend on for your position.

Fail us now, and we not be there. We will find ourselves with no other choice than that of departing from the party and opposing all who fail to uphold their oath of office and are not willing to do the bidding of the people.

The people are not afraid of the consequences of impeachment of this Vice President; the polls show they are firmly behind his removal.

Your stated fear that hearings will backfire in an election year has lost credibility and support. You have lost credibility and the respect of far too many Americans in general and within our party in particular.

Open hearings so we may begin the process of the restoration of our party and the salvation of this nation. To do less is to will contribute further to the irrelevance of our party.

This matter is not only of party concern; it is a Constitutional crisis that threatens the very integrity of our American institutions and Democratic fabric. To ignore the truth by inaction and excuse is a course of action in and of itself criminal.

Exposure of the Vice President’s many misdeeds will enlighten others to the damage that is being done in our name, and to our Constitution, will create the ground swell necessary to move the Senate to impeach.

By opening hearings in the House you begin that process, moving our nation out from under the cloud of this administration. I am in earnest when I say to you that I will oppose every member of the House who does not support this move. That is my right. We empowered you; we elected you and we can remove you, and we are prepared to do just that is you are not loyal to this nation and faithful to your oath.

This nation is more important than you, more important than any election; more important than any party.

Should you stop Kucinich’s resolution in committee, you will fail your own oath of office: “To defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.” With such precedent, you will allow this current administration - and any future White House - to commit additional high crimes and misdemeanors without consequence. Do you really want the Democratic Party to be a co-conspirator in the continued dismantling of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

The remedy to the abuses of the Bush administration is in the Constitution. The Congress has the power to impeach the Vice President, and the President - Use It! Failure to act is irresponsible, unacceptable. It will not be forgiven, forgotten or be without consequences.

Name: _______________________________________
Signed: _______________________________________
Address: ______________________________________
City/State/Zip: __________________________________

Copy the above only above the line and modify as you see fit for each Congressman.

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
H-107 Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Call 800.828.0498 for capital switchboard and ask for Steny Hoyer’s office.
To Fax Letter: 202.225.4300
Phone direct: (202) 225-4131

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