Conyers on why impeachment won’t happen
Makes sense, but still, the notion that the people who have made it their goal to diminish America while lining their pockets will skate for all their crimes, well, that sticks in the craw.
Conyers’ hard choice: An expert on impeachment says not this time
“My best friends are my biggest problem,” he told me, out of the blue, as we leaned up against a wine bar at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn Saturday night. He wanted to talk about the possibility of impeaching the president.
Impeachment is something a lot of people talk about, but this guy’s a little different. For one thing, he knows a lot more about it than anyone on the planet.
“There aren’t the votes there, period,” said Conyers, who was in Dearborn for the American Civil Liberties Union’s annual dinner. “You need 218 in the House to impeach and 67 in the Senate to convict, and 218 and 67 just aren’t there,” he said, peering over his glasses.
“But beyond that – do you know what a boost that would give Bush if we tried and failed to convict him? He would have an outpouring of sympathy for him, we’d be discredited, and it might help elect one of his clones.
“Nothing is more important than stopping that from happening.”</em>