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Interesting. The Senate then and the Senate now.

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The impeachment case against Wm. Clinton was originally on 11 grounds, but only two were brought to Congress. When Clinton's charges came to trial in the Senate (55 Republicans and 45 Democrats), 45 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted not guilty on perjury, on obstruction of justice 45 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted not guilty. (Note* Perjury to a Grand Jury certainly qualifies as a High Crime and Misdemeanor, and they had him dead-to-rights on it.)

 

In contrast, when Trump's charges came to trial in the Senate (53 Republicans and 45 Democrats), not one Democrat voted not guilty on abuse of power, and not one Democrat voted not guilty on obstruction of Congress.

 

What party is more partisan?


 

Note* The Republicans thought the impeachment would work in their favor at the polls. They were wrong.

 

Note* Clinton was later fined $90,000 for not testifying truthfully, paid a $850,000 settlement to Paula Jones, was disbarred, and made a public apology.

 

 

 

 

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