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Illinois impeachment resolution

Bill Status of HJR0125

94th General Assembly

Short Description: PRESIDENT BUSH-IMPEACHMENT

House Sponsors

Last ActionEdit

1/9/2007 House Session Sine Die

Synopsis As IntroducedEdit

Urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United States.

Full textEdit

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1 		
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2 		    WHEREAS, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of
3 		the United States House of Representatives allows federal
4 		impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of
5 		a state legislature; and
 
6 		    WHEREAS, President Bush has publicly admitted to ordering
7 		the National Security Agency to violate provisions of the 1978
8 		Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony, specifically
9 		authorizing the Agency to spy on American citizens without
10 		warrant; and
 
11 		    WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that President Bush authorized
12 		violation of the Torture Convention of the Geneva Conventions,
13 		a treaty regarded a supreme law by the United States
14 		Constitution; and
 
15 		    WHEREAS, The Bush Administration has held American
16 		citizens and citizens of other nations as prisoners of war
17 		without charge or trial; and
 
18 		    WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that the Bush Administration
19 		has manipulated intelligence for the purpose of initiating a
20 		war against the sovereign nation of Iraq, resulting in the
21 		deaths of large numbers of Iraqi civilians and causing the
22 		United States to incur loss of life, diminished security and
23 		billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses; and
 
24 		    WHEREAS, The Bush Administration leaked classified
25 		national secrets to further a political agenda, exposing an
26 		unknown number of covert U. S. intelligence agents to potential
27 		harm and retribution while simultaneously refusing to
28 		investigate the matter; and
 
29 		    WHEREAS, The Republican-controlled Congress has declined

 

 
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1 		to fully investigate these charges to date; therefore, be it
 
2 		    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
3 		NINETY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
4 		SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the General Assembly of the
5 		State of Illinois has good cause to submit charges to the U. S.
6 		House of Representatives under Section 603 that the President
7 		of the United States has willfully violated his Oath of Office
8 		to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
9 		States; and be it further
 
10 		    RESOLVED, That George W. Bush, if found guilty of the
11 		charges contained herein, should be removed from office and
12 		disqualified to hold any other office in the United States.

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