Text: H.Res.1723 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1723

Disavowing the partisan impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2010

Mr. Fattah submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


RESOLUTION

Disavowing the partisan impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton.

Whereas the impeachment process provides a mechanism for the removal of the President, Vice President, and other federal civil officers found to have engaged in “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”;

Whereas the Constitution places the responsibility and authority to determine whether to impeach and to draft articles of impeachment in the hands of the House of Representatives;

Whereas the House took up four articles of impeachment on December 18, 1998, in the 105th Congress, and acted in a politically partisan manner during the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton; and

Whereas the American public trusts their elected representatives to serve in an impartial and appropriate manner given the severity of the disciplinary action sought to remove President Clinton from office: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House disavows the articles of impeachment filed against President William Jefferson Clinton given the irresponsible and inappropriately partisan manner in which the House discharged its constitutional duties.