SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - The Santa Cruz City Council is considering becoming the first local government in the country to ask Congress to look into impeaching President Bush.
"It seems to us as lay people and elected officials that Bush has committed impeachable offenses," Vice Mayor Scott Kennedy said Tuesday.
Specifically, city leaders say Bush violated international treaties by going to war in Iraq, and that the president manipulated public fears to justify the war and undercut Constitutional rights.
I've never understood the whole idea of city councils taking votes like this. They don't have any authority to actually do anything in situations like this, so I can only conclude that it's a matter of grandstanding.
On another note, I'd like to point out that they don't list any specific impeachable offenses. Lest we forget, you can't impach the President for doing things you don't like. You have to have evidence of, "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." As far as I can tell, this resolution doesn't accuse the President of any of these things, and they certainly didn't make list any specific charges.