One of the organizers of this week's anti-war protests in Washington, D.C., is pleading with House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D.-Mich.) to make good on his repeated threats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush.
David Swanson, who runs After Downing Street, a coalition that includes hundreds of prominent liberal activist groups, including Veterans Against the Iraq War and Code Pink, prompted cheers on Tuesday when he called for Bush's impeachment at a rally in front of the White House.
About 70 people attended the rally.
Swanson told Cybercast News Service he has grown frustrated with Conyers' posturing about impeachment.
"He doesn't mean it," said Swanson. "He isn't really working on it with anyone in the House. It's just an applause line."
Nonetheless, Swanson is not giving up on urging Conyers and the Democratic leadership to take action on impeaching President Bush before the end of the year.
"This is up to you, Congressman Conyers, this is your chairmanship," said Swanson. "We won it for you. We voted for lousy Democrats all across the country so you could have the chairmanship and act on your promises and impeach these criminals."
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