Former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in the late 1990s, weighed in on the articles of impeachment that were laid out by House Democrats against President Donald Trump.
The former president demurred when he was asked about the articles of impeachment by a reporter at a Clinton Foundation program in New York City on Tuesday.
“Theyre doing their job as they see it and we should wait to see it unfold,” Clinton told Fox News. “And the rest of us should go about our jobs and do them as we see it.” He didnt elaborate on what he meant by Congress is “doing their job,” although Trump and other Republicans have repeatedly said Democrats in the House have done little to help their constituents and are only focusing on impeachment.
On Tuesday, House Democrats revealed two articles of impeachment against Trump, accusing him of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power over his interactions with Ukraine. The president has vociferously denied the allegations, and Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have also denied the Democrats claims.
Clinton was impeached in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice related to the Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones controversies. He was later acquitted in the Senate, which requires 67 out of 100 votes to remove a president from power.
Clinton told Fox: “Congress is doing what they believe is right.”
He didnt add any other remarks about impeachment, but he told reporters: “You know my candidate [wife Hillary Clinton] didnt win … But thats how the Electoral College works so now were going forward.”
Several weeks ago, Clinton weighed in on the impeachment inquiry against Trump in response to a question by CNNs Jake Tapper: “What would your message to President Trump be about when he says, I cant work with these people. Theyre impeaching me?”
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