Murtha Clarifies Impeachment Talk
Posted on Apr 30, 2007
Jack Murtha’s spokesman has told TPM Café the antiwar congressman doesn’t feel impeachment is appropriate “at this time.” Murtha mentioned impeachment as one way to influence a president on Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” prompting speculation around the blogosphere and mainstream media that the Democrats might consider taking more aggressive action against George W. Bush.
In our view, Murtha simply didn’t say that Dems were considering impeachment. But the remarks were unclear. So we went ahead and, you know, sought some clarification from Murtha spokesman Matt Mazonkey. He told us the following:
“The Congressman was asked about the ways to influence a President. He did list impeachment as one of four ways. He listed public opinion, the election, impeachment, and the power of the purpose. But he doesn’t believe that impeachment is appropriate at this time.”