Outgoing Congresswoman Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga) has introduced a bill that calls for the impeachment of President Bush.
With no chance of ever passing, the legislation is rather a symbolic statement in protest of the president as well as Democratic leaders. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) has already said that she would not consider proposals to sanction Bush and has warned members of her party against rallying for impeachment.
McKinney, who famously struck a Capitol police officer in March, has long insisted that Bush was never legitimately elected. In introducing her legislation in the final hours of the current Congress, she said Bush had violated his oath of office to defend the Constitution and the nation’s laws.
In a speech Monday at George Washington University, she accused party leaders of bowing down to Republicans on the war in Iraq and on military mistreatment of prisoners.