Elton Gallegly Voted To Impeach Clinton for Oral Sex But Remains Silent About Bush and Cheney

It’s beyond belief and a clear indication of what our local elected official, Elton Gallegly (24th Dist, CA), finds important.

Mr. Gallegly took his all too important time in Congress to step into the minutia of someone’s personal affairs that have nothing to do with our nation, the sexual affairs of Bill Clinton. Do we really find this crucial to our national interests?

On the other hand, while the United States was led into an illegal war based on lies, and we have heard nothing but lies and loss of personal liberties since the beginning of the Bush Administration, Mr. Gallegly does NOTHING.

Are presidential sexual matters the only topic that calls Gallegly to act on impeachment? Does adherence to the Constitution and the nation we leave to our children take a back seat to the president’s sexual matters?

During the time of Clinton impeachment hearings, Mr. Gallegly made the following remarks:

THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS
Dec. 10 Opening Statements: Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)

“It has been argued that we should not impeach President Clinton because we should not hobble future presidents with the possibility they could be impeached for the same thing. Mr. Lowell, the Democrat counsel, this morning stated we should not impeach to punish, but rather to preserve the public trust. Future presidents should fear impeachment for lying under oath. Impeaching a president for lying under oath would do what Mr. Lowell suggests — protect the public trust. Instead of acting presidential and putting the country before his own self-interest, President Clinton chose his own self-interest time and time again. By doing so, he undermined the rule of law and violated his oath of office…

The president, his delegates and my Democrat colleagues argue that even these facts are provable, they do not rise to the level of impeachment. With all due respect, I believe they’re wrong. Lying after swearing before God and country to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a very serious offense. It is taken very seriously by our judicial system, one of the three equal branches of government in the United States. In this case, President Clinton lies under oath before a federal judge, a grand jury are a direct attack on the constitutional separations of power. On a more basic level, he (sic) lies under oath directly attacks the rule of law.

This is about a president of the United States lying under oath, undermining our legal process and violating his oath of office. It is about violating Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which states the president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. President Clinton’s actions clearly fall under the heading of high crimes and misdemeanors…

Our legal system, which protects the rights and liberties of all citizens, is dependent on people telling the truth under oath. The president is our chief law enforcement officer and our chief magistrate. When he lies under oath he undermines the integrity of our judicial system and threatens the rights and liberties of every one of us.

Mr. Chairman, I’m not a lawyer — one of the few on this committee — however, everyone that knows me knows I believe in the rule of law — believe the rule of law is fundamental to our society. A society without laws is anarchy. Societies that ignore the laws are condemned to violence and chaos.

The president’s actions have already impacted children in my district. An educator at Moorpark — one of the Moorpark junior high schools called me this week. She said that in the last few months students have lied about bad conduct and tried to excuse themselves with the comment, “Well, the president did it, why can’t I?”

Bold face added.

This author is almost without words in response to the ridiculous nature of the above remarks in light of the 7 years of George Bush and Dick Cheney. An administration Mr. Gallegly appears to whole-heartedly support.

It must remembered that the lies of George Bush and Dick Cheney brought us into an illegal war which has cost America thousands of lost lives (even souls from our own community here in Ventura County), over a million dead Iraqis, and trillions of dollars spent in the waste of this effort, borrowing money from China. This doesn’t even begin to enumerate the countless acts of shredding the ideals of the Constitution.

In addition to this, Mr. Gallegly voted to support the Military Commissions Act, which effectively gives Bush, Cheney, and company retroactive immunity from war crimes. The US agreed to not torture many years ago and we would not want our own soldiers/personnel treated in this way. Here is the shock from CNN during that historic flushing of American ideals (recorded September 28, 2006):

Gallegly has voted with Republican Party: 93.4 percent of 1141 votes. Given the serious, serious situation our nation faces today, it appears it is time for Mr. Gallegly to go.

Republicans still on the House Judiciary Committee that Voted to Impeach Clinton for Oral Sex:

From AfterDowningStreet.org

  • Ranking Member: Hon. Lamar Smith (TX) Phone 202-225-4236 . Fax: 202-225-8628
  • Hon. James Sensenbrenner (WI) Phone (202) 225-5101
  • Hon. Howard Coble (NC) Phone (202) 225-3065 . Fax: (202) 225-8611
  • Hon. Elton Gallegly (CA) Phone (202) 225-5811 . Fax (202) 225-1100
  • Hon. Bob Goodlatte (VA) Phone (202) 225-5431 . Fax (202) 225-9681
  • Hon. Steve Chabot (OH) Phone (202) 225-2216 . (202) 225-3012
  • Hon. Chris Cannon (UT) Phone (202) 225-7751 . Fax (202) 225-5629

Please contact the above House Judiciary members to tell them that the ongoing failure to respect the Constitution, deceit to enter and maintain an illegal war, divulge top secret information about an US agent by the Bush – Cheney administration are far more important than oral sex. Call to impeach Dick Cheney now. Let’s start there.

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