Based on what you now know, do you think there are sufficient grounds to impeach the president? Many washingtonpost.com readers sent us their opinions. Read excerpts below.
Clinton has corrupted everyone and everything associated with
Him and made the presidency a mockery.it is beyond me that 60%
Of our country still support this President.it goes to show the direction this country is going.
I think he should have been ousted a long time ago....
No Way!! In spite of his personal mistakes President
handling his job all right especially after the scandal
broke out.Under the enormous unnecessary pressure
he is still leading the country as if nothing has
happened,now that's not something anyone can do.
I wasn't a his supporter before scandal but I'm his
supporter now. We should move on and I am absolutely
against the inpeachment.
The lies and deceptions of President Clinton are
deplorable. However, they are not high crimes
against the country.
Our country has lost more prestige over the way
Republicans are conducting themselves than by
the terrible behavior of our President.
We should never again hire someone with such low
moral standards as Chief Executive.
Instead of sending that message to us and taking
full advantage of the opportunity that Clinton
has handed to them, the Republicans flounder about
simply demonstrating that that there is none among
them who has the good sense required to run the
country. What a shame!
No, President William Jefferson Clinton should NOT be impeached from office. He is just doing perfect at his job at this time. Thank you.
Absolutely not. The Republican party has been out to get President Clinton from day one. I'm African American and a registered Republican but the Republican party has nothing to offer the American people right now so they have to do something to keep themselves occupied instead of doing their damn job. This country has more important issues to deal with than who the President has sex with other than Hillary. How many of those crooks in DC have lied to cover up some dirt they did?
Mr. Clinton clearly violated his Oath of Office to faithfully execute the laws and uphold the constitution of the United States, by clearly LYING and impeading discovery by Plaintiffs attorneys in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Everyone deserves his or her day in court. The law makes available options to not answer questions. LYING IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
Should the partisan republicans steal my vote (for President Clinton) rest assured that I will never vote for any republican or conservative for any office at any time.
The president should undoubtedly be impeached. I am frightened that it is even a
question up for debate. Any person who lies under oath, no matter what the nature
of the topic, deserves to be punished. It is a simple issue that has been clouded
because many people cannot see that the issue is honesty, integrity and trust. If
impeachment action is not taken we will be letting Bill Clinton the president get
away with a crime that any other citizen could be punished for-perjury. We should
hold the leader of our nation to a highre standard, not a lower one.
I think there are grounds to impeach the president. He has committed perjury and obstruction of justice. His oath of office stipulates that he will uphold the laws of our government. Should he neither resign nor be removed from office by the Senate, he should be crimminally prosecuted by the justice system upon completion of his term of office. We do not have an imperial government in which certain individuals are above the rule of law.
The state has no interest in investigating consensual sexual activity between adults. Period. No one should be prosecuted nor impeached for refusing to answer or lying in response to such questions. To impeach Clinton on the basis of this investigation would make us all subject to such inquiries.
Yes. His behavior victimizes women, and secondarily it leads to victims and others being threatened and intimidated by goons (like Henry II's knights on Thomas a Becket). Further, his conduct is hurtful to morale and consistent discipline in the armed forces. And he has from the beginning used his office to block examination of his conduct.
President William Clinton's actions seem to be those of "sexual harassment in the work place".
He has not been truthful to his associates in the work place nor to his public.
He holds the highest elected office in the nation and is constsitutionally accountable to the people of the nation.
The Constitution provides for the impeachment process to be carried out by Congress: it should go forward without delay.
Yes. Lewinsky isn't the issue. It's what the president did. What if Lewinsky had been a foreign spy?
Of course not. This impeachment process is nothing less than a coup attempt by the manipulators of Goldberg/Tripp/Starr.
Yes, the President should be impeached. There is enough evidence to indicate that he did abuse his power as President, lied under oath, and attempted to influence the sworn testamony of a witness. We (the American public) should also know more about his activities in the 1992 and 1996 Democratic fund raising efforts and other non-Monica Lewensky acts.
The proceedings would be laughable, if they weren't so sad. I still expect that at least three Repub's on the committee (Rogan, Lindsey, Bono, Hyde come to mind) will come to their senses and end this farce next week. The pious bleating about "justice", "duty", "rule-of-law" are so much nonsense; get this over with fellows! Now if you want a truly just end you'll need to do two other things:
1. Pass a resolution demanding that Janet Reno fire Ken Starr (In the interest of closure we'll dispense with trying him for treason, though it would be richly deserved!)
2. Pass a resolution apologizing to Bill Clinton and his family, Monica Lewinsky and her's, others dragged through Starr's witch hunt, and to the American public.
NO!! President Clinton was set up in a perjury
trap. The charges against him are all about
sex. I believe that the behavior of Kenneth
Starr is much more dangerous to our government
than anything the president did.
Most people realize the president will not be impeached. It is obvious that the GOP leadership (from which Newt Gingrich is notably absent!) is merely trying to save face.
I would suspend the statute of limitations until he leaves office and then pursue him on perjury.
Where is the Arkansas Bar Association? Isn't misleading a judge, grand jury, etc. against the code of ethics?
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