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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Blanche Lincoln

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 Blanche Lincoln was a Democratic senator from Arkansas. She served from 1999 until 2011.

Statement by Senator Blanche Lincoln (Democrat – Arkansas)

Mr. Chief Justice, I thank you for your thoughtfulness and patience in these proceedings. I apologize that my back is to you.

I would also like to thank the majority leader and the minority leader. I have been awed by their patience–just as Job had the patience–to deal with all of us on our particulars that we have wanted to express here and the time constraints we have all felt. They have done a wonderful job in accommodating all of us and certainly giving these proceedings the dignity that I think all Americans have expected. I do appreciate that. [Read more…]