US senator working on censure resolution

A U.S. senator said he is working on a censure resolution against President George Bush, saying the administration has "assaulted the Constitution."

US senator working on censure resolution
A U.S. senator said Sunday he is working on a censure resolution against President George Bush, saying the administration has "assaulted the Constitution."

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that his resolution, to be introduced shortly, will address two areas: the administration's run-up to the war in Iraq and its "outrageous attack on the rule of law" regarding its surveillance program and "their attitude about torture."

"This administration has assaulted the Constitution," Feingold said. "We need to have on the historical record some kind of indication that was has happened here is."

Feingold says a censure resolution is a moderate course. It wouldn't tie up the chambers with an impeachment, but would ensure a historical record is available, he said.

The resolution hasn't been drafted, Feingold said, adding he's spoken with Senate leadership. Regarding whether any Republicans would support the resolution, he said, "I think this might be an opportunity for some Republicans who may be uncomfortable with taking steps such as impeachment to say, you know, somehow we have to reflect the fact that so much of this has gone wrong."

UPI

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