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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:02 PM

Republicans react to perjury

No, not in the Romney Staples perjury case, or even when Romney left Bain, it's O.K. if it's a Republican. The false outrage was against Clinton.

Rick Santorum:
You can certainly argue ... that someone who breaks the law in not upholding and not telling the truth under oath and someone who obstructs justice does, in fact, threaten the republic.

Lindsey Graham (R-S. Carolina)
"Don't lie under oath when you're a defendant in a lawsuit against an average citizen. Don't sent public officials and friends to tell your lies before a federal grand jury to avoid your legal responsibilities. Don't put your legal and political interests ahead of the rule of law and common decency.

Bill Bennett
People give a lot of leeway to people in public life. They understand that people, you know, come as sinners and they will sin continually, whether they're in public life or private life. But they do have certain lines that you can't cross. One of them is, I think, lying under oath, perjury, high crimes. That is a serious business.

Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
"I am completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that perjury and obstruction of justice are not high crimes and misdemeanors...Perjury and obstruction hammer away at the twin pillars of our legal system: truth and justice."

Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
"...there can be no doubt that perjurious, false, and misleading statements made under oath in federal court proceedings are indeed impeachable offenses.......John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, said `there is no crime more extensively pernicious to society' than perjury, precisely because it `discolors and poisons the streams of justice.'"

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 PM

1. But Rmoney can be assured

If he is found guilty of perjury, the Dem's will "move forward" and not even put impeachment on the table.

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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:33 AM

2. All he needs to do is retroactively tell the truth, er, uh... Never mind. nt

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