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 Kerry was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts. He served from 1985 until 2013, when he resigned to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.
Statement by Senator John Kerry (Democrat – Massachusetts)
Mr. Chief Justice, my colleagues, I want to thank the Chief Justice for his important stewardship of these proceedings. And I thank Senator Lott and Senator Daschle for their patient leadership in helping to bridge the divide of partisan votes so that these are not partisan deliberations.