Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator John Kerry

The following is a statement from the Senate’s closed deliberations on the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton, excerpts of which senators were allowed to publish in the Congressional Record for Friday, February 12, 1999.

Senator John Kerry was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts. He served from 1985 until 2013, when he resigned to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.

Statement by Senator John Kerry (Democrat – Massachusetts)

Mr. Chief Justice, my colleagues, I want to thank the Chief Justice for his important stewardship of these proceedings. And I thank Senator Lott and Senator Daschle for their patient leadership in helping to bridge the divide of partisan votes so that these are not partisan deliberations. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Edward Kennedy

The following is a statement from the Senate’s closed deliberations on the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton, excerpts of which senators were allowed to publish in the Congressional Record for Friday, February 12, 1999.

Senator Edward (‘Ted’) Kennedy was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts. He served from 1962 until 2009.

Statement by Senator Edward Kennedy (Democrat – Massachusetts)

Every four years, citizens of our country exercise one of the most important rights of our democracy–the right to vote for the President of the United States. This constitutional privilege is valued by all Americans and envied by millions around the world. It proves that the will of the majority will prevail, and that power will be transferred peacefully through the election process from one President to the next, time and again. [Read more…]