Over a month ago, I stood here on behalf of the America people who were expressing concern about whether or not Congress was going to respond to the trampling of our Constitution that was going on.

And the Articles of Impeachment that I introduced against the Vice President represented a response to answer the concerns of millions of Americans who have felt that the Vice President must be accountable for his false statements which accelerate the United States back toward war by false claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, of false claims of Iraq's connection to al Qaeda and 9/11 and false claims of Iraq's intention to attack the United States.

I want to say that his statements also with respect to beating the drums of war against Iran were another concern expressed in the Articles of Impeachment.

Now since we gathered over a month ago, the Vice President has continued along the path of conduct that led me to file the articles of Impeachment.
But importantly, since that time, Members of Congress Wynn (D-Md.), Lee (D-Calif.) and Woolsey (D-Calif.), Clarke (D-N.Y.), Clay (D-Mo.) and Schakowsky (D-Ill.) have signed on. Congresswomen Lee and Woolsey of course are co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the Democratic Party.

And with us now is a woman who's the driving force in organizing Democrats to try to come up with a strategy to try and take this country out of Iraq.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters' (D-Calif.) support on this issue is of national significance. She has demonstrated a capacity for courage and determination that everyone knows and everyone respects.

I believe this is another milestone with the support of the leaders of the Progressive Caucus and the leader of the Out of Iraq Caucus we will see more and more Members of Congress signing on in this effort to save our Constitution and protect the very values that bind us as a nation.