Why was Bill Clinton impeached but then acquitted?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    He got acquitted not enough votes to remove him from office.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No. He impeached in the house but not the Senate. This is the strange thing about impeachment.

  • 4 weeks ago

    There weren't enough votes to remove him from office, even though Republicans controlled the House and Senate.

  • Will B
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The Senate voted to acquit, simple as that.

    To put it another way: Charges were filed by the House, and a trial was held in the Senate.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Democrats supported him.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The House impeached Bill Clinton for committing perjury, but the Senate deemed that lying about an affair, even under oath, was not a serious enough violation of the public trust to warrant removing Bill Clinton from office. They didn't want to see the impeachment process turned into a partisan, political weapon.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Liberals believe cheating is morally acceptable.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The House voted to impeach but an impeachment trial is done by the Senate and there the impeachment charges were not upheld.

    • ndmagicman
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      I guess the Senate felt that lying about a consensual BJ was not grounds for impeachment.

  • Jason
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Moral corruption. Cheating on one's partner should be a crime in America.

    • Mike
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      And John Edwards cheated on his wife ,Jesse Jackson had a baby with another while married

  • 4 weeks ago

    Impeached then he either resigned or stayed in office till the end of his term. I don't remember which.

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