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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Tom Harkin

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 Tom Darkin was a Democratic senator from Iowa. He served from 1985 until 2015.

Statement by Senator Tom Harkin (Democrat – Iowa)

A few weeks ago, I used a barnyard term that is quite known in Iowa to describe what I thought of this case. The longer this case has gone on, the more I am convinced this characterization is correct.

This case should never have been brought before the Senate. I think it is one of the most blatant partisan actions taken by the House of Representatives since Andrew Johnson’s case was pushed through by the radical Republicans of his time. [Read more…]

Saturday Night Spectacle: Fight Over Lewinsky

The attempts by House Managers to interview Monica Lewinsky caused uproar in the Capitol on Saturday, January 23, 1999.

US District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson ordered Lewinsky to appear before the House managers or lose her immunity from prosecution.

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin unsuccessfully attempted to delay the adjournment of the Senate trial. Harkin also requested Chief Justice Rehnquist to overturn Holloway’s ruling. [Read more…]