Today during a town hall event at Xavier University, an attendee forced Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to respond to Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) impeachment articles against President Bush. McCain immediately brushed off the question, saying that he opposes them:
QUESTIONER: I appreciate this opportunity, Mr. McCain, to ask you a question. Part one is regards to the articles of impeachment brought up by Kucinich for Bush. What your stance is on that, regards to manipulated intelligence to form the policy. [...]
McCAIN: First of all, I do not agree with quote, articles of impeachment, and I can assure the majorities of both parties in both houses would not agree either.
Presidents are not ordinary citizens. They are extraordinary, in that they are vested with so much more authority and power than the rest of us. We have a right; indeed, we have an obligation, to hold them strictly accountable to the rule of law. [...]
It is self-evident to us all, I hope, that we cannot overlook, dismiss or diminish the obstruction of justice by the very person we charge with taking care that the laws are faithfully executed. It is self-evident to me.
Even a “good friend” of McCain’s, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), has raised the possibility of impeachment if the Bush administration attacks Iran. McCain is likely avoiding this subject because he too wants to bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.