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Merkley Calls for Gonzales Impeachment/Firing/Removal August 20, 2007

Filed under: U.S. Senate — taoiseach @ 3:53 pm

Wow. There’s a lot of discussion going on out there about the role of the Senate in impeaching and removing politicians from office for crimes, but for the moment can we just take a look at the boldness ofMad Merkley Jeff Merkley?

From taking on the payday loan industry in the Oregon House, fighting and beating the Oregon House Republicans in 2006 and now challenging a highly-ranked member of the federal government–Merkley is looking big-time. The Boundary will get more in-depth on this in just a bit, so for now enjoy the juicier lines of his letter and petition to impeach Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

Now, more than ever, the American people need an Attorney General that they can trust to do the right thing, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

It’s time for Congress to begin the impeachment of Alberto Gonzales.

I hope you’ll join me in calling on Congress to support the Inslee resolution.

Head over to to see what all the fuss is about.

Then check out BlueOregon, where various commenters seem to be battling it out over whether the Senate should have any role in impeachment at all or if the Senate should impeach everyone in the Bush administration.


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