Saturday, July 14, 2007

MUST WATCH: BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Impeachment Panel: Left and Right

UPDATE: Here is the whole clip from PBS:

Here is Part II:


UPDATE II: Here is the transcript

"And, you know, the founders anticipated just such a moment. If you look at the discussions in the Federalist Papers but also at the Constitutional Convention, when they spoke about impeachment, one of the things that Madison and George Mason spoke about was the notion that you needed the power to impeach particularly as regards to pardons and commutations because a president might try to take the burden of the law off members of his administration to prevent them from cooperating with Congress in order to expose wrongdoings by the president himself. And so Madison said that is why we must have the power to impeach. Because otherwise a president might be able to use his authority and pardons and such to prevent an investigation from getting to him."

via Crooks and Liars

In these clips, PBS’ Bill Moyers sits down with The Nation’s John Nichols and conservative constitutional attorney Bruce Fein from the American Freedom Agenda to discuss the crimes and abuse of power by George Bush and Dick Cheney and the need to impeach them both. While Nichols and Fein come from different ends of the political spectrum, they are in total agreement on this issue. Congress must put impeachment on the table because if they do nothing to stop Bush and Cheney now, we will see future presidents follow in their footsteps which would be a disaster for our country. This is definitely worth a look…

YouTube - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Impeachment Panel Excerpt | PBS

Crooks and Liars had a longer (and better quality) version of the first video below.

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