Kucinich's Articles of Impeachments Defeated

Rep. Dennis Kucinich's (D-Ohio) move to impeach President Bush was defeated in the House of Representatives today.

Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against Bush on Monday, successfully forcing a vote on them today. The House voted 251 to 166 today to send them to the Judiciary Committee, where it will likely languish.

Despite opposition from Democratic leaders, Kucinich's bill saw a vote because it was introduced as a privilege resolution, a type of legislation that must be voted on.

Kucinich's articles of impeachment were similar to those he introduced last year against Vice President Dick Cheney. In them, Kucinich alleged that Bush manufactured a false case for war before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

See CSPAN video of the vote, and analysis from The Hill's Bob Cusack, here.