June 10th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
8 years ago

Kucinich Web site crashes, he cites 'suspicious circumstances'

Kucinich is questioning why his Web site crashed.

Kucinich is questioning why his Web site crashed.

(CNN) - Rep. Dennis Kucinich's re-election Web site crashed Tuesday, and the Ohio Democrat is a bit suspicious over the timing.

According to a statement released by Kucinich's congressional campaign, the site was "shut down this morning by a series of suspicious and fast-moving events" only hours after the congressman's newly-introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush were posted.

The campaign said the site shut down just as it was receiving an estimated 100,000 hits an hour from people looking for the impeachment articles.

Speaking with CNN, Kucinich spokesman Andy Juniewicz said he's not sure if the Web site was hacked, but reiterated that the timing raised some eyebrows.

Kucinich, who last year unsuccessfully sought to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, formally announced the impeachment articles on Monday evening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly said she is against proposals seeking to impeach the president.

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  1. Viva Obama/Clinton 08

    A Vote for Barrack Obama is a vote for Hillary Clinton because they support the same cause.
    A vote for John McCain is a vote for a George Bush third terms more wars, bad economy and more country will not want to deal with our country. If you were really a true Hillary supporter that want a better America for this generation and the future generation you must vote Democratic this November. Please do yourself a good favor and vote for the Democratic nominee this coming November.
    No hard feeling because Hillary has none against Barrack. We must put the Republican out of the white house.
    As you can see, we are in a big recession and that will get worse with a John McCain.
    I want to tell John McCain that gas tax holiday is not a solution for our energy problem and is not going to be a solution. This gas tax holiday shows that John McCain do not understand the economy. Keating 5 john McCain took money from the Keating five for political favor.

    June 10, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  2. Sophie L

    Do you suppose maybe the servers weren't up to the hits?

    Get a new ISP Dennis and repost those articles.

    June 10, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. D.Kimbro OHIO

    Thank you Mr Kucinich..Please continue to serve Ohio. I don't understand, why you cant put together a viable campaign. Stay strong and Keep fighting.

    June 10, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  4. Whatheheck

    Whats up CNN? The man spends 4 hours reading articles of impeachment and gets no coverage from you, you only notice that his website went down?

    What the hell is wrong with the media? Hulk Hogan on the front page and nothing about this impeachment.

    June 10, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. JFK

    This man is great! Support his efforts!

    June 10, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. Kris In Atlanta

    Keep going Kucinich! There is a mountain of support for a Bush impeachment-and the timing is right! The American people know that Bush undermined the election process in 2000, and 2004. The "information" leading up to the Iraq invasion was fabricated. Thousands have subsequently died-and still no WMD! The Republicans have helped Bush run America into the ground. Dems have the chance now to bring about real justice and preserve democracy. Pelosi needs to listen to the people or step aside. Go Kucinich!

    June 10, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |

    Hmmmm I smell a rat and what does BUSH have on PELOSI? Why is she so dead set against the impeachment. HMMMM smells like dirty laundry in her basket!!!!


    June 10, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  8. Breaker

    Republicans are scared to death. They have no solutions and just causing waves.

    The old american ways are dead – a new america is born.

    Some of them are posing as former Hillary supporters.

    Don't believe them for a minute.

    June 10, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. Margaret

    I commend Kucinich for being willing to point out the elephants in the living room (no GOP pun intended). Bush and Cheney should live out their lives doing manual reconstruction in Iraq, wearing t-shirts that say IMPEACHED.

    June 10, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  10. Harvey, Tampa, FL

    Kucinich freaks me out a little...

    June 10, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. WIlly

    The Clown of ohio has come out of his trash can.

    June 10, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  12. Pat M

    Oh Geee the UFO's must be circling Dennis again !!!! And more fearful
    they must be supporting Bush and McCain if they were trying to sabbotage Dennis' Impeachment articles against Bush! Oh MY!

    Thankfully this Nut Case was seen for what he is on the Campaign Trail. Can you imagine what might have happened had he actually had a chance of winning the White House ! The LIttle Green Men from Mars woulda been answerin the 3 AM White House call !!! nanananananana Twilight Zone! Toooooooo Phunnny 🙂

    June 10, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  13. Ben from Redwood City, CA

    Who knows exactly why his site went down. It could have been due to heavy volume or some other coinsidental thing. The REAL story should be that at least SOMEONE has the backbone to push for impeachment. Bush and Cheney have soooo much blood on their hands, not just American blood but the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis as well. That alone is enough but then there is all the other stuff like wrecking our economy, outting a CIA agent, stealing an election, etc., etc. It's easy to make fun of Kucinich, if your the kind of person who thinks harmless idiocincracies and a not so commanding stature are more to focus on than the treasonous acts of a president and vice president. To the conservatives that get a kick out of poking fun at this guy instead of holding your party accountable,
    I hope the economy and the war are hitting you good and hard right now because you voted for it and you're getting what you deserve.

    June 10, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
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