#Derp: Rep. Jackson Lee forgets she once helped try to impeach Bush (UPDATE: “Misspoke”)

Posted by: ST on July 31, 2014 at 9:28 am
Rep. Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Katherine Miller at BuzzFeed catches the notoriously fact-challenged Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee  (D-TX) in a whopper (hat tip):

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued Wednesday the Republican effort to sue President Obama is nothing but a veiled attempt to impeach him — something Democrats never did to President George W. Bush:

I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.

Except former Rep. Dennis Kucinich did actually introduce a bill to impeach Bush in 2008 — and Jackson Lee actually was a co-sponsor to the legislation.

Here’s the text of H. Res. 1258: “Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.”  You can see who all the co-sponsors were here.  Rep. Jackson Lee was indeed one of them.

Facts are pesky little things, aren’t they?

Update – 10:16 AM:

“Misspoke”? That was the whole purpose of her rant! You can’t make this stuff up. LOL.


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7 Responses to “#Derp: Rep. Jackson Lee forgets she once helped try to impeach Bush (UPDATE: “Misspoke”)”


  1. Carlos says:

    Here’s another “fact” for you: if a Democrap states anything, it is as likely a lie as the truth.

    Still another: if Jackson Lee says something, it is probably either a lie, enormously dumb or both.

  2. Phineas says:

    “Misspoke”? That was the whole purpose of her rant

    Oops! Another speak-o! ;)

  3. ST says:

    “Oops! Another speak-o! ”


  4. The Kucinich-Wexler articles of impeachment, besides being in left field without a glove, also sought charges on 9/11 and global warming.

    The 9/11 charge said he failed to respond to prior intelligence regarding the dangers. Sorry, but that was Unabanger Clinton who had multiple opportunities to eliminate bin Laden, three times in a 36 hour window, and passed up on all of them.

    Global warming is a hoax using junk science on the order of a ’50s horror movie like “The Thing That Wouldn’t Die”. “Telegraph vine”, my ass.

    So, who are you going to believe, her or your lying eyes?

  5. TomTB says:

    If you can get elected to the House of Representatives of the United States of America, you are provided with a staff who will look up in the Congressional Record what bills you supported in the past so you don’t make a fool of yourself.

    Maybe a fool doesn’t know they are a fool?

  6. Carlos says:

    Of course she “misspoke” (a Democrap alternative word for “lie”). She opened her mouth and sound came out, therefore she lied. Those go together lie coffee and donuts, socialism and failure…

  7. Drew the Infidel says:

    @TomTB–My mom used to say, “There is no one so stupid as someone who is stupid and doesn’t know it.” The congresswoman seems a case in point.