West Hollywood joins call for impeachment

July 22, 2007 at 1:53 PM
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- A nationwide call for the impeachment of U.S. President George Bush was bolstered last week when officials in West Hollywood, Calif., joined the fray.

By passing a resolution on the measure, that also targets Vice President Dick Cheney, officials in West Hollywood made their city the first Southern California locale to make such a declaration, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday.

West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran said his city joined 80 other U.S. towns or cities in the political effort to protect constitutional ideals.

"Someday I know I'll look back and I'll be satisfied that when I thought the Constitution was in peril, I took some action rather than just sat passively by," he said after last Monday's vote.

The nationwide effort accuses both Bush and Cheney of numerous constitutional transgressions, including allowing the torture of prisoners and domestic wiretapping to occur.

Duran told the Times he has called on officials in nearby cities to take similar action in order to push Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Los Angeles, to make it a congressional topic.

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