Polls show a majority of Americans favor impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney for deceptions and abuses of power. However, Rep. Heath Shuler still supports the vice president. Shuler refuses to co-sign Articles of Impeachment against Cheney.
We, the people, cannot impeach. The Constitution gives sole power of impeachment to the House, actually requiring legislators to impeach a vice president for high crimes. Shuler is aware of Cheney’s crimes, yet will not co-sign, thinking that Cheney enjoys our confidence. Shuler looks the other way as the vice-president claims he is above the law. As long as Shuler neglects his oath of office, Cheney will escalate abuses of power. Sixteen patriotic Congress members have co-sponsored the resolution.
If those in high office are not held to account for unjust actions, then the document drafted to ensure justice is dead. If Shuler is unwilling to hold those in high office to account, as the Constitution prescribes, then he should also be removed from office.