The 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee was in Iowa over the weekend, calling on Congress to investigate President Bush’s actions in the lead-up to the war in Iraq.
John Edwards says the recent testimony from a top White House official saying Bush had authorized “leaks” about classified information that eventually led to the outing of an undercover C-I-A agent shows Bush believes that he can do whatever he wants, regardless of the law.
Edwards calls it a “perfect example” of why America needs a Congress and a White House controlled by Democrats. The former North Carolina U.S. Senator says the president has overstepped the bounds of his office. Edwards says “George Bush obviously believes that if he doesn’t like the law or he doesn’t like the rules, he just does whatever he wants. We need a way to hold this president accountable and responsible for what he and the White House and this administration are in fact doing.”
Edwards made his comments in Waterloo at a weekend fundraiser for the Black Hawk County Democratic Party. He’s to meet with state legislators in Des Moines today (Monday).