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Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator Patrick Leahy

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 Patrick Leahy is a Democratic senator from Vermont. He assumed office in 1975.

Statement by Senator Patrick Leahy (Democrat – Vermont)

Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice.

I ask unanimous consent that a fairly lengthy brief on this issue be printed in the Record at the conclusion of my remarks.

The CHIEF JUSTICE: Without objection, it is so ordered.

(See Exhibit 1.)

Mr. LEAHY: Mr. Chief Justice, I ask unanimous consent to have my remarks made part of the public record.

The CHIEF JUSTICE: Without objection, it is so ordered.

Mr. LEAHY: Mr. Chief Justice, like others, I want to thank you for your professionalism and good humor in these proceedings even though I suspect there are days that both you and I wish we were back at our homes in Vermont rather than here. [Read more…]