April 26, 2007
Dr. Joseph *****
**** * ******* St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Dear Dr. *****:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the impeachment of Vice
President Cheney. I appreciate hearing from you.
As you know, impeachment is a very serious matter. The
Constitution sets forth the general principles which control the
procedural aspects of impeachment, vesting the power to impeach in the
House of Representatives, while giving the Senate the power to try
impeachments. In any case, the proceedings would have to be initiated
by the Republican leadership on the House Committee on the Judiciary.
The focus of the impeachment inquiry is to determine whether the person
involved has engaged in treason, bribery, or other high crimes and
misdemeanors. If the House Committee on the Judiciary, by majority
vote, determines that grounds for impeachment exist, a resolution
impeaching the individual in question and setting forth specific
allegations of misconduct, in one or more articles of impeachment, will
be reported to the full House.
While I am disappointed and disgusted with much of what the
Republican Administration has done, or should I say, failed to do for
American people, I must weigh matters of impeachment with extreme
caution. Should impeachment legislation come to the House floor for
debate and a vote, I will be sure to keep your views in mind.
Again, thank you for being in touch. For news on current federal
legislative issues, please visit my website at www.house.gov/dingell;
can also sign up there to receive my e-newsletter. In the meantime,
please do not hesitate to contact me again if I may be of assistance
this or any other matter of concern.
With every good wish,
John D. Dingell
Member of Congress
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