Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is still trying to ensure that everyone who was sickened from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center site gets assistance from the federal government.
Nadler, today's guest on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com, says the reason the government is responsible is that people were misinformed about the quality of the air in lower Manhattan after the attacks.
"Christie Whitman lied," Nadler says, referring to then-Environmental Protection Agency boss' assertions that the air was safe to breath.
He's introduced legislation that would not only cover their medical expenses but also the lost wages of 9/11 victims.
Nadler, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, also believes Pres. Bush has committed impeachable offenses. But says he understands why committee chairman John Conyers (D-NY) hasn't put forward articles of impeachment.
Nadler says it's nearly impossible to impeach in the House and then successfully try in the Senate a sitting president. But he says he's introducing legislation establishing a special prosecutor to investigate future presidents who may violate federal law.
He also wants to limit the pardoning power of presidents. By not permitting them to pardon anyone near the end of their terms, ensuring political accountability. And prohibiting them from pardoning members of their own administrations. But this, he says, would take a constitutional amendment.