Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich
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.