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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Ted Stevens

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 Ted Stevens was a Republican senator from Alaska. He served from 1968 until 2009. He died in a plane crash in 2010.

Statement by Senator Ted Stevens (Republican – Alaska)

I thank our majority leader. Throughout this ordeal, no one has tried to poll me on any substantive matter or influence my vote. That, to me, means a great deal. I view this process as the most serious task I have faced as a Senator over the past 30 years, and I appreciate the recognition by the leadership of the solemnity of our duties under these circumstances and the fact that we each must reach our own conclusions based on the evidence. [Read more…]