Seattle Area APWU Call on Congressmen to Support Bush-Cheney Impeachment

“The Greater Seattle Local, American Postal Workers Union recently called upon Congressional Representatives Jim McDermott [1] (D-WA-7), Jay Inslee [2] (D-WA-1), Adam Smith [3] (D-WA-9), Dave Reichert [4] (R-WA-8), Rick Larsen [5] (R-WA-2) and Norm Dicks [6] (D-WA-6) to institute an impeachment investigation in the House of Representatives into the actions of Bush and Cheney, and to support the resolution already introduced by Representative Dennis Kucinich [7], (D-OH-10) H Res 333 [8].”


WHEREAS, there is a high probability that the Bush Administration has committed impeachable offenses, including the following: justifying war with false and misleading statements in an effort to deceive the people of the United States and the U.S. Congress; undermining the rightful authority of Congress to declare war; directing or authorizing the National Security Agency and various other agencies within the intelligence community to conduct electronic surveillance outside of the statutes Congress has prescribed as the exclusive means for such surveillance; allowing and condoning the use of torture; and issuing over 1200 signing statements declaring the President’s right to interpret laws passed by Congress as he sees fit, and

WHEREAS, in all of this, the President and Vice-President have acted in violation of their oaths of office and the U.S. Constitution, and

WHEREAS, Congress has a solemn duty to provide oversight of the executive branch on behalf of the American people, and failure to investigate impeachable offenses will establish a precedent of no accountability for similar actions by any future administrations, and

WHEREAS, The U.S. Constitution provides for a means for the American people through their Congressional or State representatives to call for investigations of improper or illegal actions committed by the executive branch, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Greater Seattle Local, American Postal Workers Union call on Congressional Representatives Jim McDermott, Jay Inslee, Adam Smith, Dave Reichert, Rick Larsen and Norm Dicks to cause to be instituted in the House of Representatives proceedings for an impeachment investigation into the actions of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney, and/or to support House Resolution 333, which calls for impeachment proceedings against Vice-President Cheney, and be it further

RESOLVED, that this resolution be forwarded to the Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council and the Washington State Labor Council for action by those bodies.