Last week was filled with impeachment mania. Everyone was wondering if the Republicans would try to impeach Obama. The Democratic Party just loved it. They hyped the subject to motivate their base and used the controversy for fundraising.
The best story to come out of all the impeachment news also came from a Democrat.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas defiantly declared that Democrats never tried to impeach George W. Bush. The truth is Democrats did try to impeach Bush and Ms. Jackson Lee co-sponsored the bill.
Stranger still, it was Katherine Miller of BuzzFeed who broke the story:
We Never Tried To Impeach Bush, Says Democratic Lawmaker Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued Wednesday the Republican effort to sue President Obama is nothing but a veiled attempt to impeach him — something Democrats never did to President George W. Bush:
I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.
Except former Rep. Dennis Kucinich did actually introduce a bill to impeach Bush in 2008 — and Jackson Lee actually was a co-sponsor to the legislation.
The After Hours series from PJTV gave Jackson Lee the coveted Underwood Award for her efforts.
More: William Jacobson’s congressman Maurice “Red” Hinchey was also a co-sponsor of the bill.
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