From The Smirking Chimp in the USA:
Conyers Puts Abuse of Power and Impeachment Back “On the Table”
by Dave Lindorff
Jan 26 2007 – 8:55am
Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have taken impeachment “off the table,” but House Judiciary Chair John Conyers (D-MI) is about to put it back on the menu.
Conyers had been blocked by a timid Pelosi from initiating impeachment hearings immediately into President Bush‘s crimes against the Constitution, but he’s taken the first step anyway, with the anouncement of plans to hold hearings into what is surely the President’s gravest abuse of power.
The congressman, a veteran of the Nixon impeachment hearings who recently published a book on Bush’s crimes, today announced plans to have his Judiciary Committee hold hearings on Bush’s rampant use of so-called “signing statements.”
These are the documents the president has claimed give him the power, as a commander-in-chief, to ignore laws duly passed by the Congress.