BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Voters in two Vermont towns approved measures Tuesday calling for the indictment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for what they consider violations of the Constitution.
More symbolic than anything, the items sought to have police arrest Bush and Cheney if they ever visit Brattleboro or nearby Marlboro or to extradite them for prosecution elsewhere – if they’re not impeached first.
In Brattleboro, the vote was 2,012-1,795. In Marlboro, which held a town meeting on the issue, it was 43-25 with three abstentions.
The question put to voters in Brattleboro referred to “crimes against our Constitution” but did not specify the allegations.
Voters interviewed after casting ballots said they saw the article as an opportunity to express their frustration over the war in Iraq and Bush’s tenure in general.
“I realize it’s an extreme thing to do, and really silly in a way,” said Robert George, 74, a retired photographer. “But I’m really angry about us getting involved in the war in Iraq and him (Bush) disrespecting the will of the people.”
The White House press office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.