|TRAFICANT, James A., Jr.,|
Thursday, September 10, 1998
TRAFICANT ON STARR REPORT:
HOUSE SHOULD ACT IN NON-PARTISAN AND CAREFUL MANNER
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) today made the following statement regarding independent counsel Kenneth Starr's submission earlier today of a report to the House detailing possible impeachable offenses on the part of President Clinton:
"This is a very serious matter. It is imperative for the House to consider this report in a non-partisan and careful manner. The entire report should be distributed to every Member of the House. At some point, the report should also be made available to the public.
Perjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power are serious charges. It is up to the House Judiciary Committee and the entire House to determine, based on a careful review of the Starr report, whether or not the President has engaged in conduct that would warrant his removal from office through the impeachment process. The House should not act rashly, but, at the same time, there should be no delay in moving this process forward.
I intend to carefully review the report, listen to the President's response, weigh all the evidence, and make a determination."2009