"The president has broken the law and, in some way, he must be held accountable," Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis., told The Associated Press in an interview.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., called the proposal "a crazy political move" that would weaken the U.S. during wartime.
I love how Republicans immediately jump back to national security any time they fell threatened. Be afraid!
The president's action were "in the strike zone" in terms of being an impeachable offense, Feingold said.
A longtime critic of the administration, Feingold was the first senator to urge a withdrawal timetable for U.S. troops in Iraq and was the only senator to vote in 2001 against the USA Patriot Act, the post-Sept. 11 law that expanded the government's surveillance and prosecutorial powers. He also voted against the 2002 resolution authorizing Bush to use force in Iraq.
My hero, now if he could have convinced 50 other senators to do the same we wouldn't be in this mess.
PS...I'm considering having "Feingold '08" tattooed on my forehead.
Update: You can find the full text of the Feingold's resolution (which is on his website) here