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Senate Vote on Obstruction of Justice

washingtonpost.com staff
Friday, February 12, 1999

The 50-50 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject the article of impeachment alleging that President Clinton obstructed justice in an attempt to delay, impede, cover up and conceal evidence in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit. A two-thirds vote – 67 – was needed to convict.

Voting "guilty" were 50 Republicans. Voting "not guilty" were 45 Democrats and five Republicans.


Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R): Guilty Sen. Richard Shelby (R): Guilty
Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski (R): Guilty Sen. Ted Stevens (R): Guilty
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl (R): Guilty Sen. John McCain (R): Guilty
Arkansas Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R): Guilty Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D): Not guilty
California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D): Not guilty Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D): Not guilty
Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard (R): Guilty Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R): Guilty
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd (D): Not guilty Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D): Not guilty
Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden (D): Not guilty Sen. William Roth (R): Guilty
Florida Sen. Bob Graham (D): Not guilty Sen. Connie Mack (R): Guilty
Georgia Sen. Max Cleland (D): Not guilty Sen. Paul Coverdell (R): Guilty
Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka (D): Not guilty Sen. Daniel Inouye (D): Not guilty
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig (R): Guilty Sen. Mike Crapo (R): Guilty
Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin (D): Not guilty Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R): Guilty
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh (D): Not guilty Sen. Richard Lugar (R): Guilty
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (R): Guilty Sen. Tom Harkin (D): Not guilty
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R): Guilty Sen. Pat Roberts (R): Guilty
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R): Guilty Sen. Mitch McConnell (R): Guilty
Louisiana Sen. John Breaux (D): Not guilty Sen. Mary Landrieu (D): Not guilty
Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R): Not guilty Sen. Olympia Snowe (R): Not guilty
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D): Not guilty Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D): Not guilty
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy (D): Not guilty Sen. John Kerry (D): Not guilty
Michigan Sen. Spencer Abraham (R): Guilty Sen. Carl Levin (D): Not guilty
Minnesota Sen. Rod Grams (R): Guilty Sen. Paul Wellstone (D): Not guilty
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R): Guilty Sen. Trent Lott (R): Guilty
Missouri Sen. John Ashcroft (R): Guilty Sen. Christopher (Kit) Bond (R): Guilty
Montana Sen. Max Baucus (D): Not guilty Sen. Conrad Burns (R): Guilty
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R): Guilty Sen. Bob Kerrey (D): Not guilty
Nevada Sen. Richard Bryan (D): Not guilty Sen. Harry Reid (D): Not guilty
New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg (R): Guilty Sen. Bob Smith (R): Guilty
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D): Not guilty Sen. Robert Torricelli (D): Not guilty
New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D):Not guilty Sen. Pete Domenici (R): Guilty
New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D): Not guilty Sen. Charles Schumer (D): Not guilty
North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (D): Not guilty Sen. Jesse Helms (R): Guilty
North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad (D): Not guilty Sen. Byron Dorgan (D): Not guilty
Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine (R): Guilty Sen. George Voinovich (R): Guilty
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (R): Guilty Sen. Don Nickles (R): Guilty
Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith (R): Guilty Sen. Ron Wyden (D): Not guilty
Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R): Guilty Sen. Arlen Specter (R): Not guilty
Rhode Island Sen. John Chafee (R): Not guilty Sen. Jack Reed (D): Not guilty
South Carolina Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D): Not guilty Sen. Strom Thurmond (R): Guilty
South Dakota Sen. Thomas Daschle (D): Not guilty Sen. Tim Johnson (D): Not guilty
Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist (R): Guilty Sen. Fred Thompson (R): Guilty
Texas Sen. Phil Gramm (R): Guilty Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R): Guilty
Utah Sen. Robert Bennett (R): Guilty Sen. Orrin Hatch (R): Guilty
Vermont Sen. James Jeffords (R): Not guilty Sen. Patrick Leahy (D): Not guilty
Virginia Sen. Charles Robb (D): Not guilty Sen. John Warner (R): Guilty
Washington Sen. Slade Gorton (R): Guilty Sen. Patty Murray (D): Not guilty
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd (D): Not guilty Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D): Not guilty
Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold (D): Not guilty Sen. Herb Kohl (D): Not guilty
Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi (R): Guilty Sen. Craig Thomas (R): Guilty


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