Tuesday, February 28, 2006

In Their Own Words: Republicans on Perjury & Obstruction of Justice

I found a post on Democrats.org that is a good read. It is called "In Their Own Words: Republicans on Perjury & Obstruction of Justice" and I highly recommend it...
"Recently, Republicans have been implying that an indictment for perjury is simply a "technicality." But they didn't always feel that way. Here's a collection of things they had to say then."
Here are some gems:
Current Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-MO) – "This is not about the president's personal conduct...When the president commits perjury that clearly is an attack on the judiciary, on the rule of law." [AP, 12/16/98]
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) – "Perjury and obstruction of justice are serious offenses which must not be tolerated by anyone in our society." [Washington Post, 2/12/99]
Senator Michael DeWine (R-OH) – "Obstruction of justice and perjury strike at the very heart of our system of justice...Perjury is also a very serious crime...The judiciary is designed to be a mechanism for finding the truth-so that justice can be done. Perjury perverts the judiciary, turning it into a mechanism that accepts lies-so that injustice may prevail." [Congressional Record, 2/12/99]
There are quite a few more at http://www.democrats.org/a/2005/10/in_their_own_wo.php


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