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House Republicans seek debate on Cheney issue

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. House voted along party lines Tuesday to send a resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney to the House Judiciary Committee, where it likely won't see daylight any time soon.
The impeachment resolution, sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, accuses Cheney of violating his pledge to protect the U.S. Constitution. It says that Cheney misled the public about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and ties between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime, as well as by making threats against Iran "absent any real threat to the United States."
Top House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have said that they won't consider an impeachment measure. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., moved to "table" the resolution, a parliamentary maneuver that would effectively shelve the measure.
The motion to table the resolution appeared headed for easy passage. But Republicans soon changed course and voted overwhelmingly against the measure in a bid to force a debate on the resolution on the House floor.
'We're going to help [Democrats] out, to explain themselves.'

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