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claypool4prez Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 10:34 AM
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Interview with Keith Ellison
http://www.ballerstatus.com/article/beyondhiphop/2007/0... /


BallerStatus.com: Impeachment? Why the lack of support for Kucinich's proposal? Is the dilemma our great nation faces not worse than Clinton's infidelities? Do you support it? Or at this late point is it counterproductive?

Rep. Ellison: They certainly deserve to be impeached. They deserve it. They have it coming. They violated the law and really need to be held accountable. The fact is that if we filed for impeachment now given everything that's already happened, based on what we know so far, it would consume the news cycle to the point where that's all we'd be dealing with and talking about. I'm a little concerned that it might overshadow other things we have to do. I'm a little concerned about that, given the situation. But do they deserve it? Hell yeah! As a tactical matter, is it the right thing? Not at this point, but I'm not saying it's not going to be the right thing. Depending on what happens with the Gonzales case, it could ripen up to be the path we have to pursue. I haven't shut the door on it. At this point though, the American public is so used to this administration being involved in scandals that something Earth shattering would have to take place to even get a rise out of some. I'm just going to remain vigilant. We're going to keep on pressing them and dropping subpoenas on them. We're going to keep dragging these people in front of the committees and one of these days, if we get something concrete that can stick, we might have to go hard on impeachment. But at this point, I think most people want to see minimum wage increased and us out of the war. The problem is we can't do everything all at once.

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