Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Lamont Would Oppose Impeachment of Bush

Is this part of a move to the center?
Lamont said he does not support impeaching Pres. Bush and would not support House Dem efforts to move on an impeachment proceeding. Lamont: "I'd oppose that." More Lamont: "I don't think I've see anything that would be an impeachable offense."

Lamont also opposes the idea of Joe Lieberman as Secretary of Defense.

Source
Lamont Opposes Impeachment." Hotline on Call (blog). 6 September, 2006.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well six years is a long time to ask for forgiveness/say circumstances changed after Ned Lamont leads the charge to impeach Bush.

I heard Lieberman asked the Senate counsel whether he can be a Senator and Sec. of Defense at the same time.

Genghis Conn said...

I heard Lieberman asked the Senate counsel whether he can be a Senator and Sec. of Defense at the same time.

Wouldn't he have to vote to confirm himself?

AnonAndOnAndOn said...

And so it begins...

The "primary goggles" wear off and Swannie and his crew wake up after a wild night trying to figure out who that is next to them... and whether they should begin gnawing their arms off at the shoulder to make their getaway.

I expect a few more chinks in the armor to appear between now and Election Day, but this thing is in the air... And then they'll have to learn just who this guy is that they have elected. I wonder how Neddie would rank on the CCAG scorecard..

Anonymous said...

If it is "a move to the center", it is a move that he made at least back on March 16th.

"While Lamont said he doesn’t favor impeachment of Bush, he is “open to” Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold’s resolution to censure Bush for ordering the National Security Agency surveillance program, which Lamont says is illegal."

MSNBC, quoted on the Lamont Campaign Website

Grumpy said...

Of course it's not a move to the center. He's been there all along.

Good for Lamont. The hysterical nitwits who despise Bush and want to impeach him are just as bad as the right wing whack jobs who pursued Clinton's impeachment.

Anonymous said...

Lamont has repeatedly said for months that he doesn't favor impeachment (and joked that he doesn't want Cheney as President).

bluecoat said...

It seems to me a US Senator shouldn't have an opinion on impeachment one way or the other until he or she has heard the case from the US House of Representatives impeachment proceedings since it is the Senate thet presides over the trial but what do I know.

The True Gentleman said...

Thank you, Mr. Lamont, for being rational.

Anonymous said...

"The hysterical nitwits who despise Bush"

Problem is the people who voted for Ned are the hysterical nitwits.

Joe got 48% of the Dem votes, which is remarkably good considering the vitriol launched against Joe and Bush by Lamont and the nitwits.

bluecoat said...

I guess it didn't go through: but I am not sure a US Senator should take a position one way or another on impeachment at this juncture since it is they that decide based on the impeachment proceedings offered up by the House , which has yet to happen and probably won't happen.

Anonymous said...

How long before Lamont is blasted for pandering to the center? Even though his position on this has been consistent since he entered the race?

Anonymous said...

Well, no one is really discussing impeachment now. The first day for that will be Nov. 9.

cgg said...

I despise Bush but I'd also hate to see congress get bogged down in an Inpeachment mess. When Democrats actually get control of congress *knock on wood* they're going to have to get their butts in gear on taking this country in a new direction. Impeaching Bush shouldn't be on the agenda.

Anonymous said...

When Ned spoke at Yale back in February, he was asked about his position on impeachment. He responded unequivocally that he was opposed to the idea. This is in no way a "tack to the center."

ATalbot said...

Ghengis, this post does not live up to your usual standards of excellence.

Lamont has said since the earliest days of his campaign that he's been for censure and against impeachment, at least at this juncture. I was at events as far back as March where I can remember him saying this. Please edit your post.

Anonymous said...

well, it seems he attracted a lot of suitors expecting a roll in the impeachment hay, only to be offered a mere peck on the cheek in the form of censure

Anonymous said...

what do you expect from Ned The red nosed Flip Flopper.