KJL, my listeners and I were talking yesterday about “President O.J.” and his claim of a “badge of honor” at being impeached but avoiding removal from office. Some Clinton defenders—and there aren’t many left—said Clinton should be proud because he never should have been impeached anyway. My question for them was “If Congress knows that a sitting president has lied to a grand jury and a federal judge and used his office to get others to do the same, what do you WANT them to do? Ignore it? Call the D.C. police?” Think of the horrible precedent that would have been set by allowing a president to flaunt the courts and abuse his power this way.
Bill Clinton may have started this mess “because he could,” but the Republican Congress impeached him because they had to.