By Kamal El-Din
In what may be the biggest political news of the century a sitting vice-president may be impeached at the hands of his own party. In a stunning reversal today House Republicans have broken with the President and have voted to impeach vice-president Dick Cheney. House Republicans have insisted that the resolution to impeach, sponsored by Dennis Kucinich, be debated on the floor of the House.
The news has sent shockwaves across the country as the GOP faithful find their beleaguered party imploding before their very eyes. Under pressure from a deeply divided and angry base congressional Republicans have split with President Bush and Vice –President Cheney.
The White House would not comment on the matter officially, but our sources indicate that the enraged Cheney tried to order the Air Force to drop napalm on the Capital building, only to be told that ‘..we don’t do that anymore.” We expect some kind of official statement on the issue early tomorrow morning.
In the mean time all of Washington is trying to understand what it all means.
“I’m amazed they had the guts to do it.” Says Washington insider David Brooks. “But really, what did the congressional Republicans have to lose? Do you really think that they were going to go lock step with this terribly unpopular President over the cliff? Not on you life. These guys, lead by Pete Sessions, read the writing on the wall and decided that the President and Cheney were a liability. Bush and Cheney are done next year, but the rest of the Republican Party doesn’t want to wonder in the wilderness for another forty years. They are cutting their losses in an attempt to regroup by the next election.”
The resolution accuses Cheney of violating his oath to protect the U.S. Constitution and lying to the public about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and links between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein’s regime.