10 Years Ago Today– President Bill Clinton Impeached
Ten years ago today- President of the United States Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998.
Once again, here’s video of the historic Bill Clinton testimony with the Independent Council where he denies he had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky:
(2 minutes 5 seconds)
Upon the passage of H. Res. 611, Bill Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998, by the House of Representatives on grounds of perjury to a grand jury (by a 228-206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221-212 vote).
Maybe the most disturbing aspect of the impeachment vote was that 200 democrats actually knew Clinton committed perjury but voted “no” anyway.
So, do you suppose this will make any headlines today?
UPDATE: On the anniversary of Clinton’s impeachment, James Carville sent out an email asking for donations for Media Matters for America. With the subject line “It’s happening again,” Carville compared the scandal of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and his relationship to President-elect Obama to the scandals that followed the Clintons into office. Carville blamed the same far-right fanatics for trying to derail the new Democratic administration.