Friday, June 13, 2008

Democrats scuttle proposal to impeach Bush

As expected the articles of impeachment ran into some headwind and got detoured into limbo.

By a 251-166 vote, the House sent the 35-count articles of impeachment to the Judiciary Committee, which is expected to let it die without further action. While the vote technically forces the measure to the committee for consideration, it also means the full House will avoid having to debate and vote on impeaching the 43d president. -- notice, 166 of the Representatives did not want this referred to committee.

Another thing to note is the subtle framing of the story as "impeachment is doomed". The article title "Representatives turn back impeachment" comes from a view that impeachment attempts must fail.

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