Thanks to a tip from GLONO contributor Sarah Horne, we just got word that the Illinois General Assembly has just introduced a Joint Resolution calling on the United States House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President. According to OpEdNews, Illinois Representative Karen Yarbrough "stumbled on a little known and never utltized (sic) rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature."
Additionally, according to OpEdNews, California has introduced its own bill; this one also targeting Cheney.
The resolution, in the words of Koretz's press release, "bases the call for impeachment upon the Bush Administration intentionally misleading the Congress and the American people regarding the threat from Iraq in order to justify an unnecessary war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives and casualties; exceeding constitutional authority to wage war by invading Iraq; exceeding constitutional authority by Federalizing the National Guard; conspiring to torture prisoners in violation of the 'Federal Torture Act' and indicating intent to continue such actions; spying on American citizens in violation of the 1978 Foreign Agency Surveillance Act; leaking and covering up the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, and holding American citizens without charge or trial."
No sign of either of these resolutions getting play outside of the blogosphere just yet, but here's the entry on the Illinois General Assembly's website. Stay tuned.