The Telluride Town Council has voted 6-1 to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
And if the measure survives a second reading August 7, it will become the town's official position.
Community leaders say they've endured criticism from near and far as a result of last week's vote, but at least one council member says that's because people don't understand the town's home-rule municipality.
Andrea Benda says the town has two choices when citizens initiate an ordinance: either adopt it, or put it on the ballot.
And with liberal voters outnumbering conservatives 5-to-1, Benda says she didn't think it was necessary for the impeachment issue to become part of local campaigning this fall.
Scott McQuade from the Telluride Tourism Board adds "Telluride has always welcomed all people to this community throughout our history and we are known for our hospitality and diversity. In fact, you will find that Telluride is not only one of the most beautiful places on earth but also a place that is friendly, down to earth and open and accepting to all people. I would invite everyone to visit Telluride to come and see this amazing place for themselves.”
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