Can You Help?

This website is in imminent danger of being shut down. It has been online since 1995, but the personal circumstances of the owner, Malcolm Farnsworth, are such that economies have to be made. Server costs and suchlike have become prohibitive. At the urging of people online, I have agreed to see if Patreon provides a solution. More information is available at the Patreon website. If you are able to contribute even $1.00/month to keep the site running, please click the Patreon button below.


Become a Patron!


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Barbara Mikulski

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 Barbara Mikulski is a Democratic senator from Maryland. She assumed office in 1987 and is currently the longest-serving woman in the history of the US Congress.

Statement by Senator Barbara Mikulski (Democrat – Maryland)

Mr. Chief Justice, I will vote against the articles of impeachment accusing the President of the United States of perjury before a grand jury and obstruction of justice. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Mitch McConnell

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 Mitch McConnell is a Republican senator from Kentucky. He assumed office in 1985. He became Senate Minority Leader in 2007 and Majority Leader in 2015.

Statement by Senator Mitch McConnell (Republican – Kentucky)

Mr. Chief Justice, as the senior Senator from Kentucky, it is my distinct privilege today to rise and speak at the desk formerly occupied by one of the greatest Senators in the history of our country and the greatest Senator from the commonwealth of Kentucky: Henry Clay. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Sam Brownback

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 Sam Brownback was a Republican senator from Kansas. He served from 1996 until 2011, when he became Governor of Kansas.

Statement by Senator Sam Brownback (Republican – Kansas)

I find that William Jefferson Clinton did commit perjury and obstruct justice; that these offenses rise to the level of ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors;’ that William Jefferson Clinton should be convicted under the Articles of Impeachment; and that he must be removed as President of the United States. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator John McCain

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 McCain is a Republican senator from Arizona. He assumed office in 1987. In 2008, McCain was the Republican candidate in the presidential election, losing to Barack Obama.

Statement by Senator John McCain (Republican – Arizona)

Mr. Chief Justice, I intend to vote to convict the President of the United States on both articles of impeachment. To say I do so with regret will sound trite to some, but I mean it sincerely. I deeply regret that this day has come to pass. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator John Breaux

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 Breaux was a Democratic senator from Louisiana. He served from 1987 until 2005.

Statement by Senator John Breaux (Democrat – Louisiana)

Mr. Chief Justice and my colleagues. Thank you very much, Mr. Chief Justice, as so many people have said before, for serving with your patience and your fairness. If you care to extend your time with us, I would invite you to help preside over my Medicare commission–if you would like to help out in that regard. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Connie Mack

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 Connie Mack was a Republican senator from Florida. He served from 1989 until 2001.

Statement by Senator Connie Mack (Republican – Florida)

Mr. Chief Justice, today the Senate finds itself at an unlikely crossroads in American history. We have assembled as a court of impeachment to sit in judgement of our President, William Jefferson Clinton, on the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. We have worked our will in this matter according to a process rooted in English common law, written by our Founders into the Constitution, and exercised against the Chief Executive only once before in American history. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Barbara Boxer

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 Barbara Boxer is a Democratic senator from California. She has served from 1993.

Statement by Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat – California)

Mr. Chief Justice, thank you for your dignity. And to both our leaders, thank you for your patience.

Colleagues, I will vote to acquit the President, and it is not because his poll numbers are high or because the economy is good. And it is not because Bill Clinton is a Democrat. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Kit Bond

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 Christopher (Kit) Bond was a Republican senator from Missouri. He served from 1987 until 2011.

Statement by Senator Kit Bond (Republican – Missouri)

On Friday, February 12, 1999, I voted to convict President William Jefferson Clinton on both counts of the Impeachment Articles brought by the United States House of Representatives charging that he committed perjury and obstruction of justice. My reasons follow. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Joe Biden

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 Joe Biden was a Democratic senator from Delaware. He served from 1973 until 2009, when he became Vice-President.

Statement by Senator Joe Biden (Democrat – Delaware)

Let me begin by stating what I believe the American people view as the obvious. There are no good guys in this sordid affair. Rightly or wrongly, the public has concluded that the President is an adulterer and liar; that Ken Starr has abused his authority by unfair tactics born out of vindictiveness; that the House Managers have acted in a narrowly partisan way and are now desperately attempting to justify their actions for their own political reputation. Finally, they have concluded that Monica Lewinsky was both used and a user, while Linda Tripp, Lucianne Goldberg, Paula Jones and her official and unofficial legal team are part of a larger political plot to ‘get the President’. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Richard Lugar

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 Lugar was a Republican senator from Indiana. He served from 1977 until 2013.

Statement by Senator Richard Lugar (Republican – Indiana)

Mr. Chief Justice, for the first time in 120 years, and only for the second time in U.S. history, the Senate is about to conclude a Presidential impeachment trial. Our Founding Fathers viewed the power to remove a President as a necessary constitutional safeguard, but they wanted to make certain that the process was sufficiently difficult that the will of the voters would be overturned only for the gravest of reasons. They wrote the words ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ as a threshold, but left it to us to determine what transgressions met this standard. All of us have endeavored to fulfill this enormous responsibility. [Read more…]