WASHINGTON – Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Thursday he's pleased that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is going to consider his impeachment resolution against President Bush.
The speaker said earlier in the day that the House Judiciary Committee would do some work on the resolution. Previously, the judiciary panel has all but ignored Kucinich's impeachment exploits to unseat the president.
Kucinich was offering his second impeachment resolution, which unlike last month's with its more than 30 articles, has just a single article of impeachment. Kucinich said he boiled it down to focus on the main issues he has with the president's decision to go to war in Iraq.
It centers on the U.S. not finding any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and Kucinich's suggestion that Iraq was not involved with Al Qaeda and played no role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Kucinich will move to refer the resolution to the Judiciary Committee next week. The House will vote on that on either Monday or Tuesday.
Former Republican Ohio state Rep. Jim Trakus, Kucinich's opponent in November, questioned how much Kucinich's three efforts to impeach Bush and Vice President Cheney is costing taxpayers.
In a statement, Trakus described Kucinich's exercises as "juvenile, political games" and an "impeachment circus."
Trakus has sent a formal request to the House to ask for an accounting of how much it costs Kucinich's staff, the clerk's office and others to prepare Kucinich's articles of impeachment.
FOX News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report.