DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     December 17, 1998     vol. 9, no. 244

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - A national organization of Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox clergy said on Tuesday that President Bill Clinton should be impeached.

          The National Clergy Council said in a statement, "The appalling moral failure of our President, his violation of his oath of office and his oath before the courts, his refusal to take personal and complete responsibility for his actions, as well as his use of government personnel and resources to evade detection and punishment should result in impeachment." The group added that Clinton's obligation to own up to his moral failings and to bear the consequences for them should impel the House of Representatives to impeach him.

          A growing number of representatives by Wednesday had indicated that they will vote to impeach Clinton, referring the case to the US Senate for a trial in January. Clinton has admitted to having an affair with a White House intern in 1996 and 1997, but denies having lied about it in a civil sexual-harassment case as well as using the resources of the White House to block an investigation into the allegations.

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December 17, 1998       volume 9, no. 244


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