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Bush Completes Cabinet Selections; Emphasis On Diversity

Spencer AbrahamPresident-elect George W. Bush has announced three more Cabinet nominees, including a Democrat, completing the task of choosing his administration’s key figures prior to his inauguration on January 20.

Bush has chosen the current Secretary of Commerce, Norman Y. Mineta, to be Secretary of Transportation. Mineta has held his current job for only six months. He was appointed after Bush’s opponent, Vice-President Al Gore, chose the then Commerce Secretary, Bill Daley, as his campaign chairman.

Mineta was offered the job of Transportation Secretary by Bill Clinton in 1992, but declined it because he was then a member of the House of Representatives and in line for a committee chairmanship. He served 20 years in the House. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Spencer Abraham

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 Spencer Abraham was a Republican senator from Michigan. He served from 1995 until 2001.

Statement by Senator Spencer Abraham (Republican – Michigan)

In light of our time constraints, I would like to focus my remarks today primarily on the one issue–more than any other–that has arisen during our deliberations: namely, whether the President should be convicted if we find he committed the acts alleged in the Articles.

I believe this issue is not only central to the case at hand, it is also central to all future evaluations and applications of what we do here. [Read more…]