Proud of My Congressional Representative

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I received an email from Rep. Yvette Clarke and am totally impressed:

As you know, the offenses of the Bush Administration are numerous. The Administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina, the domestic spying program, the Valerie Plame C.I.A. leak scandal, the politically motivated firings of U.S. attorneys and the use of faulty intelligence in the lead-up to the war in Iraq are all examples of the failure of the Administration to uphold the Constitution and serve the American people. President Bush has also halted the implementation of important legislation granting health insurance to needy children and allowing for stem cell research. This Administration has enforced a culture of cronyism with the President’s nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, by elevating Alberto Gonzales to Attorney General and with the President’s pardon of Scooter Libby. The President’s use of signing statements to modify the meaning of laws, his restriction of the right of habeas corpus, and the PATRIOT Act are all examples of his disregard of the Constitution. I strongly support the impeachment of both the President and Vice President and am a proud cosponsor of House Resolution 333, which introduces articles of impeachment against the Vice President. I also support holding Harriet Miers and Josh Bolton in contempt of Congress for their refusal to cooperate with the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the U.S. attorneys’ firings. The actions of this Administration have weakened the United States’ reputation abroad and alienated citizens at home. It is time for the Administration to be held accountable for its actions and I will continue to stand strong against the Bush Administration.

While I may have had some doubts about Rep. Clarke’s previous voting record, I am pleased to hear that she feels so strongly about the Bush Administration and is co-sponsoring HR 333.

Here’s to ya Rep. Clarke, thank you for demonstrating a true understanding of the term “patriotism” and for your willingness to stand up for what is right.

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