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H.R. No. 24, as introduced: 84th Legislative Session (2005-2006) Posted on May 4, 2006
1.1 A house resolution 1.2 relating to impeachment of President George W. Bush. 1.3 WHEREAS, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House 1.4 of Representatives allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by action of a state 1.5 legislature; and 1.6 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has publicly admitted to ordering the National 1.7 Security Agency to violate provisions of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony, 1.8 specifically authorizing the agency to spy on American citizens without warrant; and 1.9 WHEREAS, evidence suggests that President Bush authorized violation of the Torture 1.10 Convention of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty regarded as supreme law by the United States 1.11 Constitution; and 1.12 WHEREAS, the Bush Administration has held American citizens and citizens of other 1.13 nations as prisoners of war without charge or trial; and 1.14 WHEREAS, evidence suggests that the Bush Administration has manipulated intelligence 1.15 for the purpose of initiating a war against the sovereign nation of Iraq, resulting in the deaths of 1.16 large numbers of Iraqi civilians and causing the United States to incur loss of life, diminished 1.17 security, and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses; and 1.18 WHEREAS, the Bush Administration leaked classified national secrets to further a political 1.19 agenda, exposing an unknown number of covert United States intelligence agents to potential 1.20 harm and retribution while simultaneously refusing to investigate the matter; and 2.1 WHEREAS, the Republican-controlled Congress has declined to fully investigate these 2.2 charges to date; NOW, THEREFORE, 2.3 BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Minnesota that it is 2.4 the sense of the House that the Legislature of the State of Minnesota has good cause to submit 2.5 charges to the United States House of Representatives under Section 603 that the President of 2.6 the United States has willfully violated his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the 2.7 Constitution of the United States. 2.8 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that President George W. Bush, if found guilty of the 2.9 charges contained herein, should be removed from office and disqualified to hold any other 2.10 office in the United States.