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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Harry Reid

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 Harry Reid is a Democratic senator from Nevada. He assumed office in 1987. He has variously served as Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader.

Statement by Senator Harry Reid (Democrat – Nevada)

Mr. Chief Justice, I extend to you my personal appreciation for the dignity that you have extended to each of us during these proceedings. I also say that I have been disappointed. It appears the vote is going to be very comparable to the vote in the House, down partisan lines, even though during the break I understand two of my colleagues from the other side of the aisle announced that they would not vote for conviction on the articles of impeachment. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Richard Bryan

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 Richard Bryan was a Democratic senator from Nevada. He served from 1989 until 2001.

Statement by Senator Richard Bryan (Democrat – Nevada)

We are about to embark upon a roll call vote that only one other Senate in the history of our Republic has been called upon to cast. It is a weighty decision. We have taken an oath that requires us to render ‘impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws.’ By so doing each of us has undertaken a solemn obligation to be fair to the President, fair to the American people, and faithful to our constitutional responsibility. [Read more…]