Green Party candidate for Congress qualifies for ballot in Connecticut; supports impeachment and war crimes trials for Bush, Cheney

The Bridgeport, Connecticut News reports:

Richard Duffee has qualified for the ballot as the Green Party candidate for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, which includes Bridgeport.

Duffee said he has received notification from the secretary of the state’s office. Duffee has unsuccessfully run for the seat in the past.

The district now is represented by Republican Congressman Christopher Shays, who is facing a challenge from Democrat Jim Himes.

Duffee said his top issue is to demand that the United States fully comply with international law. He said the United States should ratify the charter of the International Criminal Court and allow for the prosecution of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other American officials as war criminals.

He also wants Bush and Cheney impeached and indicted under U.S. law.

“Our worst international problems are a blowback from our illegal activities,” Duffee said.

In addition, he said all CIA covert operations should be banned because they are offenses against the laws of the nations where they are carried out.

The Green Party is running a full Congressional slate in Connecticut for the first time, and Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is on the ballot along with Green candidate Cynthia McKinney. The Libertarian Party is currently challenging a state ruling that it did not collect enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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