On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin corrected those on the left who suggest that Bill Clinton was impeached for his immoral sexual conduct, Levin stating, Bill Clinton was impeached “for obstructing justice, for committing perjury;” he was
“But let us be clear: Bill Clinton was not impeached for being a sexual predator,” stated Mark Levin. “Bill Clinton was impeached for breaking the law, for obstructing justice, for committing perjury, and for lying in front of a federal judge during a deposition – that is, contempt of court. That’s why he was impeached.”
Levin’s comments came after “leftwing, Democrat” Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky was interviewed on MSNBC Saturday, Yarmuth saying that “Bill Clinton paid a huge price for his reprehensible conduct.”
Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show Monday:
Reporter: “Now let’s move on to New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand who said this week that she believed that Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinski affair. We had Secretary Clinton saying yesterday that she’s not sure what Gillibrand was actually trying to say by saying that. How did you react when you heard Gillibrand’s comment?
Yarmuth: “You know what, I reacted like—Bill Clinton paid a huge price for his reprehensible conduct. He was impeached. His reputation—”
Levin: “Alright, stop.
“He was impeached, ladies and gentlemen, for committing perjury. He was impeached, ladies and gentlemen, for obstructing justice. And he should be very thankful that federal district judge in Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, Susan Webber Wright didn’t hold him in contempt until after the impeachment trial in the senate was over – her big mistake, in my view – but she did that because she said she didn’t want it to influence the impeachment trial. When, in fact, she should have just have done it in a timely manner and allow the senate to make its own decision.
“But let us be clear: Bill Clinton was not impeached for being a sexual predator. Bill Clinton was impeached for breaking the law, for obstructing justice, for committing perjury, and for lying in front of a federal judge during a deposition – that is, contempt of court. That’s why he was impeached. That’s why he paid an enormous sum of money in fines and penalties. That’s why the Arkansas Supreme Court took his law license away for a period of time, and that’s why he resigned from the United States Supreme Court Bar because they didn’t want them taking his law license away either.
“And let me be clear about one other point: Bill Clinton had a right to a trial in Little Rock, Arkansas, him versus the court, where the court would provide her information, Judge Wright would provide her information for holding him in contempt, the reason she held him in contempt, and Bill Clinton free to defend himself. The reason Bill Clinton didn’t want a trial, the reason he didn’t defend himself is because he would have further humiliated himself and underscored what a lying predator he is.
“So let’s not say, ‘Well, he’s suffered enough. He’s suffered enough.’ He was not impeached, he was not impeached because of his immoral conduct. He was impeached because of his illegal conduct.”