Impeaching the President: 1998 vs. 2019

When it comes to impeaching a U.S. president, some lawmakers have certainly changed their tune.

Lawmakers on Impeachment Then vs Now

Sen. Mitch McConnell in 1998. McConnell’s speech was viewed by the senator as an indictment of the “smear campaign being orchestrated by the White House” in an attempt to undermine the integrity of Kenneth Starr’s investigation, referring to Clinton surrogates who were painting the inquiry as “a vast, right-wing conspiracy” all over cable news.

Sen. Mitch McConell now. The McConnell campaign, according to Facebook's "Ad Library," started running the digital ad last week, a few days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry over whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate political rival and possible 2020 opponent Joe Biden

Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1998. Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) led the push for Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Following a disappointing election in November 1998, he announced he was stepping down as Speaker and resigning from Congress.

Newt Gingrich on Fox News now. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who led the last impeachment of a president, said President Trump can help himself by taming his frustration over the Democrats’ partisan inquiry and staying focused on highlighting his economic achievements for middle-class voters.

Rep. Steve Chabot in 1998. Chabot was one of 13 floor managers for impeachment proceedings against Clinton, who was accused of lying under oath about his affairs, including one with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Rep. Steve Chabot now. Chabot was one of 13 floor managers for impeachment proceedings against Clinton, who was accused of lying under oath about his affairs, including one with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Joe Biden in 1998. An old video resurfaced Wednesday showing then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., admonishing Republicans considering impeaching then-President Bill Clinton in 1998, arguing that Congress should only pursue proceedings based on principle rather than "politics."

Joe Biden now. The video surfaced after Biden appeared to offer support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision, announced on Tuesday, to open a formal impeachment inquiry on President Trump.

Rep. Maxine Waters in 1998. Maxine Waters calls the whole impeachment process a coup in 1998, but like her colleagues, changes course for the Trump administrations transgressions.


10/08/2019 1:58 PMupdated: 10/08/2019 2:31 PM


  • Stanley U.
    11/13/2020 01:38


  • Kenneth M.
    01/03/2020 19:40

    How come all these f**kers are still in office after all these years?

  • Jeff G.
    01/01/2020 04:02

    Demacrats needs to pay us back all money they wait

  • Charlotte N.
    01/01/2020 03:07

    The biggest thing this tells me is that there is a desperate need for new blood in DC.

  • Pat S.
    01/01/2020 03:01

    Flip Flopper Lindsey Graham

  • Callie F.
    01/01/2020 02:44

    OMG!! Give it up!! Jeeez!! Go on!!

  • Dakota M.
    01/01/2020 00:18

    You literally just proved the point that you were trying to discredit... Clinton lied under oath.. Was banging his secretary, and then under oath on live TV said he was not. All trump has done was used his position of power to make things happen, he wanted an investigation done on the most corrupt family on the planet, the clintons.. Look at the clintons net wourth before Bills election, just a few million... now they’re family is each wourth 100s of millions. Now lets look at trump, who spent a billion dollars of his own money campaigning

  • Pat D.
    12/31/2019 18:57

    Democratic Party is the Corruption within America!

  • Tim O.
    12/31/2019 18:53

    hypocrisy serves them, so they embrace hypocrisy. They have no shame or fear of being called out for hypocrisy, they wear it as a badge of honor.

  • Paul S.
    12/31/2019 18:12

    Brut you unAmerican scumbags you and yours..your days are numbered.

  • Mark S.
    12/31/2019 17:58

    Brut. Are you that stupid.

  • Javary M.
    12/31/2019 17:55

    Biden creeps on little underage girls at least Trump isn't a pedophile or has ppl silenced by suicide because they know too much. Also Obama also deported 1. Someodd million undocumented peoples including families. And on top of that Peloci and all them have friends or family working in or for Ukrainian business I mean we all know Bidens kid does that investigation added fire to the spark that was everyone crying for impeachment because they don't like the guy.

  • Dottie S.
    12/31/2019 17:32

    Clinton lied to FBI. This is impeachment They wanted Trump impeached from the start

  • Peter M.
    12/31/2019 17:05

    show pelossi and schumer in the same yrs.....amazing how they ALL change

  • Carmen M.
    12/31/2019 16:04

    Stupid and ignorant

  • Tony G.
    12/31/2019 15:54

    Oh moscow mitch go get your kneck circumsized you and low life llinzy

  • Macile K.
    12/31/2019 15:12

    politicians are so two-faced..hope lindsey is voted out

  • Dean K.
    12/31/2019 14:18

    Obviously the Republican party has become the Putin party.

  • Chase C.
    12/31/2019 13:32

    Personally I am a Independent who leans Republican and you know what I think is more terrifying is that these people have been in office for this long I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat I believe we should have term limits in Congress.

  • Phil S.
    12/31/2019 12:21

    TERM LIMITS for Congress

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