Sure, it’s a symbolic gesture, but I think it’s not totally meaningless: The Vermont Senate yesterday voted to call for the impeachment of the President. VT’s US Congressional delegation (Welch, Leahy and Sanders) demurred:
“Before we talk about impeachment, it is imperative that these investigations be allowed to run their course, and we should then follow wherever the facts lead,” the delegation said.
Here are two questions for our community here:
1. Totally apart from political considerations, just on the merits: Does President Bush (and/or Cheney) deserve to be impeached? Has he committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” — not just, say, grave executive malpractice?
2. In the real world, is it worth it to try to impeach him? Is it a waste of time? A necessary assertion of the rule of law?