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LaRouche to Hoyer on Cheney Impeachment: You're Missing the Point

Nov. 7, 2007 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC).

In response to a statement from the office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), which, in the wake of the commitment of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's resolution for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney to the House Judiciary Committee, repeated the mantra of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that "impeachment is off the table," Lyndon LaRouche issued the following statement:

"Respectfully, your office's message misses the crucial points.

"1.) The ouster of Vice-President Cheney is an existential issue of the immediately highest importance for the continued existence of our republic. Failure to oust Cheney now would represent the gravest clear and present danger to the continued existence of our present constitutional republic.

"2.) The only legislative issue of comparable importance for our republic is the immediate enactment of my proposed fire- wall legislation, HBPA, without which a social crisis, combined with a chain-reaction disintegration of our banking system were virtually inevitable for the short period immediately ahead.

"3.) The Speaker may have a contrary agenda, but that agenda is not presently in the existential interest of our republic. Political egos can not be given priority over the interests of the existential interests of our republic and its people."