Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Scott Horton, July 10, 2011

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This interview is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of June 17th.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich discusses his attempt to provoke debate in Congress about where the ultimate authority to declare war rightfully belongs; voting to de-fund the Libya War; his lawsuit that seeks a judicial declaration on the Obama administration’s unconstitutional and illegal actions in Libya; and the moral, legal and economic reasons why America’s “global cop” role should end ASAP.

MP3 here. (12:25)

Dennis Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1946. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in 1974.

Having been elected to Cleveland’s City Council at age 23, Dennis J. Kucinich was well-known to Cleveland residents when they chose him as their mayor in 1977 at the age of 31. At the time, Kucinich was the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city.

Kucinich has held many jobs outside of politics including being a hospital orderly, newspaper copy boy, teacher, consultant, television analyst and author.

Since being elected to Congress in 1996, Kucinich has been a tireless advocate for worker rights, civil rights and human rights.

9 Responses to “Rep. Dennis Kucinich”

  1. I love DK. The 'big boys' laugh at him because he's so honest, they think he's naive, a sucker, but it's not true, he's very smart and always knows what he's talking about. He's been living in the same house in a working class neighborhood in Cleveland since 1971 – a house that is smaller than the one I own, and I am a laborer. He doesn't own a dozen 'homes' with servants and services like the rest of them. He may be a 'bleeding heart' but he's tough as nails and has taken all the hardest shots they could give. I always support him when he runs because without him in our government there wouldn't be much left that is any good.

  2. Kucinich always folds in a pinch,.

  3. So what happens if they win the lawsuit? Does Barack Obama have to pay $1 million or something? Can they really force him to change course on Libya this way?

  4. Doesn't look like he is folding to me

  5. For good sake.., This man is a democrat.., one that other democrats needs to look up to him.., his doing what a democrat needs to do.., Look at Hillary Clinton she is democrat too.., but what is it that she ever have done as a democrat for bettering the democracy in USA beside making sure that Blackwater people have a job…? or for that matter Nancy Pelosi or Rockefeller or Kerry these people are after wars and more wars where they can profit from by having a share or two in US war companies.

  6. Wait a minute.

  7. No Rs have a distrust of USG. Just want to be in charge of it.

  8. Get ready for the debt default of the US Govt! Prolonged war against countries which are formally supported with money and weaponry always bring about world depression not world domination. It is more than simple to understand that power and greed are insatiable and history repeats itself especially for the US!

  9. world war follows global depression.
    i once was riding on the rhine riverfront thru koln germany and saw this graffiti

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