To support her legislation, Yarbrough is relying on a provision from Jefferson's Manual, a procedural handbook written by Thomas Jefferson as a supplement to U.S. House rules.Judiciary Committee? Oh my, does that mean that we would have to count on F. Jim for some accountability? That is certainly not likely to happen.
Jefferson wrote that there are various methods of setting an impeachment in motion, including "charges transmitted from the legislature of a State."
If Yarbrough's resolution passes the General Assembly, it would go to the U.S. House, where it likely would be referred to the Judiciary Committee, said a spokesman for the Committee on U.S. House Administration.
Even though it is likely that this resolution will not go very far, it can at least send a message to the GOP led Congress. It appears that state legislators in California are now following Illinois in this effort.
According to the Illinois resolution the reasons for the measure are some of the following:
Bush has "willfully violated his oath of office" by manipulating intelligence to start the war in Iraq, leaking classified national secrets and authorizing illegal spying on American citizens.True that! Where do I sign up?