‘Impeachment Headquarters' Opens in LA

Left-leaning locals target Bush and Cheney
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2007 1:53 PM CDT
Iraq war protesters stand in the gallery of the Washington State Senate wearing shirts spelling out "impeach," in reference to President Bush, after an anti-war speech by Sen. Eric Oemig, D-Kirkland,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A coalition of Democratic and Green Party clubs opened a storefront office in Los Angeles yesterday, as part of a seemingly Quixotic campaign to remove the President and Vice President from office. Some 300 people heard speakers at a nearby rally cite the Iraq war, spying on citizens, and torture tactics used against terrorist suspects as justification for the effort, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The most high-profile speaker was Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who said "This is one of the most important efforts this country has ever seen." But getting rid of Bush or Cheney would require a 2/3 vote in the Senate. And as one Democratic observer put it, "Impeachment is a distraction since it's not going to happen."