Providence, RI (PRWEB) February 16, 2006
U.S. Senate Candidate Carl Sheeler (D-RI) is challenging his Democratic rivals, former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse and Secretary of State Matt Brown, to join him in urging Congressmen James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy to co-sponsor a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers’ (D-MI). They would be joining 24 other House Democrats in co-sponsoring HR 635, creating a committee to investigate impeachable charges against President Bush.
Sheeler, a former Marine Captain who served during the first Gulf war, has demanded the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq and called on Democratic leaders to block the nomination of Samuel Alito due to his support for authoritarian executive power.
Capt. Sheeler wants Rhode Island to lead the effort to impeach Bush. In addition to asking Rhode Island's U.S. Representatives to "show the leadership that over two-thirds of our citizens want" and "support John Conyers, not because he's a Democrat ... it's the right thing." Sheeler has also called for members of the Rhode Island General Assembly to exercise their right under Section 603 of the United States House Rules to initiate impeachment proceedings by transmitting charges to Congress in a joint resolution.
Referring to the tagline coined by City of Cranston Republican Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Laffey, Sheeler asserted that "In at least one thing, I agree with Mayor Laffey, let's be the smallest state with the largest voice." Sheeler, a self-styled 70s Democrat, went on to say:
"In just the past two weeks there has been additional testimony concerning the Bush administration’s lying about its knowledge of the levees breaking and mishandling of the Katrina aftermath.”
"Republican leadership acknowledges President Bush lied about wiretapping; CIA executives have stated Bush lied about the reasons for declaring War in Iraq. The president lied when he implied he had no association with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.”
"Bush lied about being strong on defense … his military spending short-changes combat troops and veterans while enriching cronies and contractors. Bush lied that his wealth tax cuts would not endanger our budget surplus, but now we’re over $8 trillion in debt costing every taxpayer over $37,000 and unfairly burdening our children.”
"I am running for US Senate in the name of Truth. Our citizens need a clear and unequivocal voice with the courage and conviction to say “The President Lied.'"
The Sheeler for U.S. Senate Campaign has recently erected a billboard along I-95 that declares "Be Patriotic. Impeach Bush” with the Constitution in the background.