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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

House Resolution

H.R.  18

House resolution urging Vermont’s Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce, and the state’s U.S. Senators to support, a resolution requiring the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to initiate an impeachment proceeding against the President and the Vice President of the United States

Offered by:  Representatives Zuckerman of Burlington, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Barnard of Richmond, Davis of Washington, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Haas of Rochester, Hutchinson of Randolph, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lorber of Burlington, Marek of Newfane, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mitchell of Barnard, Mrowicki of Putney, Nuovo of Middlebury, Pearson of Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Sharpe of Bristol, Spengler of Colchester, Weston of Burlington and Zenie of Colchester

Whereas, President George Walker Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney have exercised the duties of their respective offices with respect to both domestic and foreign affairs in ways that raise serious questions of constitutionality, statutory legality, and abuse of the public trust, and

Whereas, the President’s conduct in his role as Commander in Chief in leading our nation into the military conflict in Iraq, and the Vice President’s continual advocacy for American troops remaining in Iraq, have cost the United States much of the good will that was extended to our country in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, and

Whereas, the President’s and the Vice President’s domestic leadership on issues relating to individual privacy and personal liberty under law has raised constitutional issues of the greatest concern to the nation’s citizenry, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body urges Vermont’s Representative in the United States House of Representatives to introduce, and Vermont’s United States Senators to support, a resolution requiring the United States House Judiciary Committee to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President and the Vice President of the United States, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Clerk of the House be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the members of the Vermont Congressional Delegation.


____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


                                                                      Donald G. Milne

                                                                      Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont