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GOP Candidate Calls For Impeachment

excerpts from a report by Gordon Dritschilo, Rutland (Vermont) Herald. July 21, 2005

A Congressional candidate who wants to impeach President Bush insists he can win the Republican primary.

Dennis Morrisseau, 62, of West Pawlet, plans to seek the Republican nomination to run for U.S. House of Representatives. A central part of his platform, Morrisseau said, will be bringing articles of impeachment against Bush.

Morrisseau said he considers himself more of a Republican than the president, and he thinks a lot of Vermont Republicans agree with him. "This leadership isn't very Republican and I don't think it's very popular with Vermont Republicans," he said.

While 38.8 percent of Vermonters voted for Bush, Morrisseau said he thinks there is enough anti-Bush sentiment within Republican circles for his message to find an audience.

"I think I've got a great shot," he said. "There's been movement since the election, if you track the polls. That's not just Democrats, that's Republicans, too. Down in southern Vermont, the man is reviled among Republicans."

Morrisseau was dismissive of the party leadership in Vermont. "The Republican leadership is Bush people for the most part," he said. "Generally speaking, I don't pay much attention to party leadership. I recommend that. I recommend it highly."

Morrisseau said he imagines there is a lot of soul-searching going on among the Republicans who continue to support Bush. "If you're an old and decent Republican and politics takes a 180 in your country, it sometimes takes a while to tell what you ought to do. It took me a while. I've been at this for years."

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