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August 6, 2006

Broken Oath

During his two inaugurations, Bush swore to protect and uphold the Constitution.

Rep. Conyers releases a report showing that Bush not only didn't protect the Constitution but gave it the finger. The Congressman himself described what he found over at HuffPo:

Today, I am releasing the final version of my report, the "Constitution in Crisis." The report, which is some 350 pages in length and is supported by more than 1,400 footnotes, compiles the accumulated evidence that the Bush Administration has thumbed its nose at our nation's laws, and the Constitution itself.

Approximately 26 laws and regulations may have been violated by this Administration's misconduct.

Our Constitution established a tri-partite system of government, with the notion that each branch of government would act as a check on the other two. Unfortunately, for the last six years, the Republicans in Congress have largely viewed themselves as defenders of the Bush Administration, instead of a vital check on overreaching by the Executive Branch. By doing so, I believe they have acted to the detriment of our Constitutional form of government.
Full text of the report at the TPM Document collection.

Justin Rood's interview with John Conyers here.

posted at 1:12 PM by Wonky Muse

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