Sheehan Arrested in Impeachment Protest

Anti-war mom will run against Pelosi
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 24, 2007 11:22 AM CDT
Sheehan Arrested in Impeachment Protest
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan leads a march from Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, July 23, 2007, to Capitol Hill where her group was to ask the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to begin impeachment proceedings against the Bush administration. (AP...   (Associated Press)

Antiwar mom Cindy Sheehan was arrested yesterday after overstaying her welcome in Rep. John Conyer's office on Capitol Hill. She was there to urge Conyers to impeach President Bush over his conduct of the war in Iraq, and to announce that she will run for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco seat because Pelosi has declined to launch impeachment proceedings.

Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq, had led about 200 protesters on a walk from Arlington National Cemetery to Conyers’ office; about 45 others were arrested with her. Conyers runs the House Judiciary Committee and last term introduced a bill to determine if impeachment was warranted. Conyers told the protesters in his office the Democrats don't have enough votes for impeachment. (More Cindy Sheehan stories.)

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