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Wexler Calls for Censure of Bush

Calling Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence "nothing short of (a) political quid pro quo," Rep. Robert Wexler has drafted a resolution to censure the President and will introduce it next week.

Extended quote from the Palm Beach Post:

Wexler said Bush's "intervention is an unconscionable abuse of authority by George W. Bush, and Congress must step forward and express the disgust that Americans rightfully feel toward this contemptible decision.

"Scooter Libby was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice by a jury and was appropriately sentenced by a judge President Bush himself appointed. This deceitful chain of events began with the administration's falsifying of intelligence on Iraqi nuclear capabilities. It is clear that the perjury of Mr. Libby in this case effectively protected President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and other administration officials from further scrutiny regarding the clear political retaliation against former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, a covert CIA agent."

It ain't impeachment, but it's something.



Good for Wexler. This administration is operating far outside what is in the public's best interest, and working only on behalf of its own interests, as is the case with the Libby commutation, as well as their friends in corporate America, as is the case with pretty much every policy decision the Bush White House has made in the past 6 years.

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