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H.J.Res. 140 (105th): Condemning and censuring William Jefferson Clinton.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 17, 1998 (Introduced).

HJ 140 IH


2d Session

H. J. RES. 140

Condemning and censuring William Jefferson Clinton.


December 17, 1998

Mr. MCHALE introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Condemning and censuring William Jefferson Clinton.

Whereas in his conduct of the office of the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice by providing false and misleading testimony under oath;

Whereas William Jefferson Clinton engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation into and the disclosure of information about the President’s improper and reprehensible relationship with a subordinate Government employee; and

Whereas by engaging in the foregoing course of conduct, William Jefferson Clinton has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President, impairing the due and proper administration of justice in the conduct of lawful inquiries, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress does hereby censure and condemn William Jefferson Clinton for having engaged in a pattern of deceitful and dishonest conduct that was grossly inconsistent with his constitutional obligation and sacred duty to faithfully execute the laws of the United States of America.