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Let’s Impeach The President: Neil Young

Neil Young has recorded a song calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

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Neil Young

Let’s Impeach the President

Let’s impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He’s the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
Let’s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?
Let’s impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected
Thank god he’s racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean
Thank God

Impeachments In The United States 1798-1998

The table shows impeachments in the United States since 1798.

The list includes presidential, executive, congressional and judicial impeachments.

Impeachments in the United States 1798-1998
No. Official Office Year Impeached Outcome
1 William Blount Senator (TN) 1798 Charges Dismissed
2 John Pickering District Judge (NH) 1803 Convicted
3 Samuel Chase S.Ct. Justice 1804 Acquitted
4 James Peck District Judge (MO) 1826 Acquitted
5 West Humphreys District Judge (TN) 1862 Convicted
6 Andrew Johnson President 1867 Acquitted
7 William Belknap Secretary of War 1876 Resigned/Acquitted
8 Charles Swayne District Judge (FL) 1903 Acquitted
9 Robert Archbald Court of Appeals (3d Cir) 1912 Convicted
10 George English District Judge (IL) 1926 Resigned
11 Harold Louderback District Judge (CA) 1932 Acquitted
12 Halsted Ritter District Judge (FL) 1936 Convicted
13 Harry Claiborne District Judge (NV) 1986 Convicted
14 Alcee Hastings * District Judge (FL) 1988 Convicted
15 Walter Nixon District Judge (MS) 1988 Convicted
16 Bill Clinton President 1998 Acquitted

* Alcee Hastings is now a member of the House of Representatives, representing Florida’s 23rd District. His web site is here.

Statement by President Clinton Following House Impeachment Vote

Following his impeachment by the US House of Representatives, President Bill Clinton made a public statement.

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Statement by President Bill Clinton, following his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Let me begin by expressing my profound and heartfelt thanks to Congressman Gephardt and the leadership and all the members of the Democratic caucus for what they did today.

I thank the few brave Republicans who withstood enormous pressures to stand with them for the plain meaning of the Constitution and for the proposition that we need to pull together, to move beyond partisanship, to get on with the business of our country.

House Set To Impeach Clinton; Livingston Decides To Not Contest Speaker’s Position

For the first time since 1868, an American President is facing impeachment by the House of Representatives.

The House is expected to vote within hours to support at least one of the four articles of impeachment passed last week by the Judiciary Committee.

As the air strikes continue against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq, Clinton faces the most important vote of his political career. Impeachment will mean that the president will be sent for trial in the Senate. A two-thirds vote there can remove Clinton from office.


House Votes For 2 Articles in Historic Decision

Article 1 Passed 228-206
Article 2 Defeated 229-205
Article 3 Passed 221-212
Article 4 Defeated 285-148

William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America, was impeached by the House of Representatives at 1.19pm Eastern Time on Saturday 19th December 1998.

HouseClinton is only the second president to be impeached and the first elected president to ever be impeached. President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 and subsequently acquitted in the Senate by one vote. President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 before the House voted on 3 articles of impeachment passed by the Judiciary Committee.

The vote on the first article of impeachment was passed following the defeat of a motion that would have allowed a motion of censure to be moved against the President. The vote was 230-204. The article accuses Clinton of committing perjury before a Grand Jury.
Malcolm Farnsworth
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