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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Harry Reid

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 Harry Reid is a Democratic senator from Nevada. He assumed office in 1987. He has variously served as Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader.

Statement by Senator Harry Reid (Democrat – Nevada)

Mr. Chief Justice, I extend to you my personal appreciation for the dignity that you have extended to each of us during these proceedings. I also say that I have been disappointed. It appears the vote is going to be very comparable to the vote in the House, down partisan lines, even though during the break I understand two of my colleagues from the other side of the aisle announced that they would not vote for conviction on the articles of impeachment. [Read more…]