Edwards says ‘no’
Former Sen. John Edwards, who is on the road in western Iowa, is being asked about impeachment at almost every stop on the campaign trail, reporter Christina Bellantoni writes in her “On the Democrats” blog at www.washingtontimes.com.
In Perry on Aug. 13, a question about impeachment drew the loudest applause. But even though the North Carolina Democrat says he believes President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney “have engaged in illegal conduct,” he adds that he is “not personally for” that tactic.
He tells voters he can understand their frustration with Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, but he thinks the newly empowered congressional Democrats should keep holding oversight hearings. During the Clinton impeachment drama, he says, “nothing happened” and legislative work came to a standstill.
At a stop in Onawa, Mr. Edwards added that whoever becomes the Democratic nominee can tie the Republican choice to Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney and said he will label that candidate as “George Bush on steroids.”