WWII Hero & Former Senator George McGovern: Impeach Bush and Cheney
One-time presidential candidate, World War II hero and former Sen. George McGovern penned a bombshell of an Op-Ed piece in Sunday’s Washington Post, trotting out a list of impeachable offenses that he said President Bush and Vice President Cheney have committed and asserting that the case for their impeachment “is far stronger than was the case against Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew after the 1972 election.”
Why I Believe Bush Must Go
Nixon Was Bad. These Guys Are Worse.
By George McGovern
Sunday, January 6, 2008; Page B01
As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.
After the 1972 presidential election, I stood clear of calls to impeach President Richard M. Nixon for his misconduct during the campaign. I thought that my joining the impeachment effort would be seen as an expression of personal vengeance toward the president who had defeated me.
Today I have made a different choice.
Of course, there seems to be little bipartisan support for impeachment. The political scene is marked by narrow and sometimes superficial partisanship, especially among Republicans, and a lack of courage and statesmanship on the part of too many Democratic politicians. So the chances of a bipartisan impeachment and conviction are not promising.
But what are the facts?
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