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Clinton Impeachment Trial: Opening Statement By James Sensenbrenner

This is the opening statement by James Sensenbrenner in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Sensenbrenner, a congressman from Wisconsin, was one of the House Managers in charge of the presenting the case for impeachment to the Senate.

Opening statement by House Manager James Sensenbrenner.

REP. JAMES SENSENBRENNER (R-WISCONSIN): Mr. Chief Justice, distinguished counsel to the president, and senators, in his third annual message to Congress on December 7, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt said: “No man is above the law and no man is below it. Nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right, not asked as a favor.” [Read more…]