Karl Rove thinks he can thumb his nose in your face and you won’t do a darn thing about it.Submitted by lynnopoly on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 20:59
(This web-site makes this soooo easy, just fill out a few questions and it sends the e-mail out to all your state reps. Takes 2 min! Go to it!!)
On July 10, we will find out whether Congress has the guts to stand up to George W. Bush. On that day, former White House official Karl Rove is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. In fact, the Committee issued Rove a subpoena to ensure that he would appear.
Unfortunately -- but not surprisingly -- Rove’s lawyer has said that he will not show up to testify. This puts Congress on the spot. Will it cower in fear and do nothing? Or will it finally take the aggressive actions necessary to defend the priorities and powers of the legislative branch of government?
Given past actions, it seems far too likely that Congress will shy away from this battle. That is why I just visited the American Freedom Campaign Web site and sent an E-mail issuing a direct challenge to my U.S. representative.
I hope that you will also send an E-mail telling your U.S. representative that Karl Rove thinks s/he is a wimp. Remind your representative that executive branch officials basically laugh at Congress and do not take any of its threats seriously.
The American Freedom Campaign has prepared an E-mail that conveys this general idea. Just use following link to send the message to your representative:
In the end, the goal of this action is to encourage the Judiciary Committee to threaten President Bush with impeachment if Rove does not appear eventually to testify. In the alternative, it would at least be considered progress if Congress used its inherent contempt power to arrest Rove and force him to testify. In either case, it would be better than what has happened in the past.
I hope that you will join me in pushing Congress to take a stand.
Thanks in advance for joining me in this effort.