A 1999 letter from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has shed light on the views of the Democrat party during former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment inquiry and trial.
“It has shaken me that we stand at the brink of removing a President — not because of a popular groundswell to remove him and not because of the magnitude of the wrongs he’s committed — but because conditions in late 20th century America has made it possible for a small group of people who hate Bill Clinton and hate his policies to very cleverly and very doggedly exploit the institutions of freedom that we hold dear and almost succeed in undoing him,” Schumer ironically complained in the letter.
Schumer also attacked Republicans Trent Lott and Tom Daschle, calling their impeachment efforts “acrimonious” and “bitter.”
He also said that Republicans were using the courts to achieve political ends and that he would have thought such a thing “couldn’t happen in America.” Oh, the irony.
He bemoaned that politicians had “lost the ability to forcefully advocate for our position without trying to criminalize or at least dishonor our adversaries.” Kind of like Democrats are now doing against the current president.
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