Impeachment Debate Opens

Brushing away Democratic objections that it would send an inappropriate message while the U.S. is waging military action against Iraq, Republicans in the House began debate today over the articles of impeachment against President Clinton. Republicans argued that the president violated his oath of office and should be impeached. Democrats complained that The timing was wrong and the penalty was excessive. NPR''s Barbara Bradley reports on the debate, which is expected to go on into the night, with the voting coming on Saturday.

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