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108. bleever, Bill clinton was a very smart fellow as well but sold out our rule of law
by allowing the criminals not to be exposed, re-group and hence lead to the mess we are in now.

We have seen over the past 8 years that the idea of bi-partisan justice is non-existent. here is an example (which could be reproduced many times):

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Hon. Steve Chabot (R-OH) is a member of the Judiciary Committee, was House Manager during the Clinton Impeachment and is quoted below:

Thank you. Mr. Chairman, every member of our committee recognizes that this is likely the most important vote we will ever cast, and all of us would prefer that the president's actions had not led us down this fateful path. However, we have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and we must fully accept that responsibility.

Back in 1974, Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the judiciary committee during Watergate, said that she would vote to impeach President Nixon, in part, because -- and I quote -- "the presidential cover-up is continuing even through today."

The historic record, the law, and the Constitution tell us that the charges against the president do indeed rise to the level of impeachable offenses. They constitute serious violations of criminal law and fall squarely within our Founding Fathers' definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Mr. Chairman, impeaching the president is an extremely serious matter. Throughout these proceedings, I've tried to keep an open mind, giving the president every opportunity to refute the facts that have been laid before our committee, but now all of the evidence is in and a decision is at hand.

It has become apparent to me that impeachment is the only remedy that adequately addresses this president's illegal and unethical acts. Allowing the president's actions to go unpunished would gravely damage the Office of the President, our judicial system and our country.


The statements above are excerpts from transcripts of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings. December 10-11, 1998. Each congressman is a current member of the House Judiciary Committee.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/2/Seven-Republican-Mem...


SO OF COURSE, THIS REPRESENTATIVE WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHMENT-RIGHT? A SEARCH OF HIS WEBSITE HAS NO MENTION OF THE CRIMES OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

http://wwws.house.gov/search97cgi/s97_cgi/index.jsp?Vie...

TO ME, RULE OF LAW SHOULDN'T EVER PLAY POLITICS. I BELIEVE MR SUNSTEIN IS WRONG TO THINK WE MUST HAVE BI-PARTISANSHIP. THE LAW IS THE LAW.
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