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HRES 86 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 86
Impeaching George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States,
of high crimes and misdemeanors.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 21, 1991
Mr. GONZALEZ submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary
RESOLUTION
Impeaching George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States,
of high crimes and misdemeanors.
  Resolved, That George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States
  is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following
  articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:
  Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the
  United States of America in the name of itself and of all of the people
  of the United States of America, against George Herbert Walker Bush,
  President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of
  its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Article I
  In the conduct of the office of the President of the United States, George
  Herbert Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to
  execute the office of the President of the United States and, to the best of
  his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
  States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
  laws be faithfully executed, has violated the equal protection clause of
  the Constitution. U.S. soldiers in the Middle East are overwhelmingly poor
  white, black, and Mexican-American, and their military service is based on
  the coercion of a system that has denied viable economic opportunities to
  these classes of citizens. Under the Constitution, all classes of citizens
  are guaranteed equal protection, and calling on the poor and minorities to
  fight a war for oil to preserve the lifestyles of the wealthy is a denial
  of the rights of these soldiers. In all of this George Herbert Walker Bush
  has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive
  of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law
  and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
  Wherefore George Herbert Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment
  and trial, and removal from office.
Article II
  In the conduct of the office of the President of the United States, George
  Herbert Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to
  execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his
  ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,
  and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be
  faithfully executed, has violated the U.S. Constitution, federal law, and
  the United Nations Charter by bribing, intimidating and threatening others,
  including the members of the United Nations Security Council, to support
  belligerent acts against Iraq. In all of this George Herbert Walker Bush
  has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive
  of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law
  and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
  Wherefore George Herbert Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment
  and trial, and removal from office.
Article III
  In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
  Herbert Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to
  execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of
  his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
  States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
  laws be faithfully executed, has prepared, planned, and conspired to engage
  in a massive war against Iraq employing methods of mass destruction that
  will result in the killing of tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom
  will be children. This planning includes the placement and potential use
  of nuclear weapons, and the use of such indiscriminate weapons and massive
  killings by serial bombardment, or otherwise, of civilians violates the Hague
  Conventions of 1907 and 1923, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol
  I thereto, the Nuremberg Charter, the Genocide Convention and the United
  Nations Declaration of Human Rights. In all of this George Herbert Walker
  Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive
  of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law
  and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
  Wherefore George Herbert Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment
  and trial, and removal from office.
Article IV
  In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
  Herbert Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to
  execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of
  his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
  States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that
  the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the United States to acts
  of war without congressional consent and contrary to the United Nations
  Charter and international law. From August, 1990, through January, 1991,
  the President embarked on a course of action that systematically eliminated
  every option for peaceful resolution of the Persian Gulf crisis. Once the
  President approached Congress for a declaration of war, 500,000 American
  soldiers' lives were in jeopardy--rendering any substantive debate by
  Congress meaningless. The President has not received a declaration of war
  by Congress, and in contravention of the written word, the spirit, and
  the intent of the U.S. Constitution has declared that he will go to war
  regardless of the views of Congress and the American people. In failing
  to seek a declaration of war, and in declaring his intent to violate the
  Constitution in disregarding the acts of Congress--including the War Powers
  Resolution--George Herbert Walker Bush has acted in a manner contrary to
  his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to
  the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest
  injury of the people of the United States.
  Wherefore George Herbert Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment
  and trial, and removal from office.
Article V
  In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George
  Herbert Walker Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to
  execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of
  his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United
  States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the
  laws be faithfully executed, has planned, prepared, and conspired to commit
  crimes against the peace by leading the United States into aggressive war
  against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter,
  the Nuremberg Charter, other international instruments and treaties, and
  the Constitution of the United States. In all of this George Herbert Walker
  Bush has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive
  of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law
  and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
  Wherefore George Herbert Walker Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment
  and trial, and removal from office.