Quotes of Accusation

“ I know of no accusations against you. ”

- Fred Thompson

“ The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about. ”

- Harry Reid

“ I'm on the side of the prosecution. ”

- Tom Wilkinson

“ I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ We've got to have it stopped,... I don't know if these allegations are true or not, but they have to be investigated. ”

- John McCain

“ We also recognize the damage that can be done by the allegations alone, if they're not true, or if there's some explanation of some sort. But, that's the world we live in. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ The allegations are untrue. ”

- Kate Moss

“ My lord, I have some matter of law relating to the indictment, and I desire counsel to speak to it. ”

- William Kidd

“ There was a negative, visceral reaction against the overzealousness — the mean-spiritedness — that came out of that impeachment trial. ”

- Bill Nelson

“ If the allegations brought forward by the whistleblowers are correct, they represent both a security threat and a waste of taxpayer dollars. It would be ironic, to say the least, if DHS were unable to secure its own headquarters. ”

- Byron Dorgan

“ Generosity is a part of my character, and I therefore hasten to assure this Government that I will never make an allegation of dishonesty against it wherever a simple explanation of stupidity will suffice. ”

- Leslie Baron Lever

“ There are many individual senators, including myself, who have said that, at an appropriate time after disposing of the impeachment matter, that an appropriate censure resolution that seems to me should be considered by the Congress. ”

- Carl Levin

“ I guess his feeling was it would go away. If they made allegations against him and now all of a sudden Queen Elizabeth decides to knight him, that shows them, I'm bigger than all of them. ”

- Bob Jones

“ If he committed perjury, even about sexual allegations, I mean that is an important matter. ”

- Trent Lott

“ The allegations against Congressman Mollohan originate from the National Legal and Policy Center, which engages in highly partisan attacks on Democrats. ”

- Nancy Pelosi

“ There is a large difference between allegations and charges and convictions. ”

- Mike Tice

“ Obviously, these are serious allegations, which we take seriously,... And this is why we've put together a very serious group to investigate it. ”

- Kofi Annan

“ When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ The criminal indictment of Majority Leader Tom DeLay is the latest example that Republicans in Congress are plagued by a culture of corruption at the expense of the American people. ”

- Nancy Pelosi

“ No point is of more importance than the right of impeachment should be continued. Shall any man be above justice? Above all, shall that man be above it who can commit the most extensive injustice. ”

- George Mason

“ Congress ought to talk about impeachment. ”

- Phyllis Schlafly

“ That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance. ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ There is no evidence before him to support that allegation. ”

- Jean Chretien

“ With the organization of the committee today and an impending review of the allegations made against the majority leader, I felt now was the appropriate time to make that decision public. ”

- Tom Cole

“ An impeachment of the chief justice based on the evidence found will stand out as a historical aberration. It's been a frustrating day. ”

- David Barry

“ I wanted to personally thank you for the excellent work you are doing in Missouri and also reassure you that the Illinois Governors allegations are unfounded. ”

- Matt Blunt

“ Obasanjo has acted sufficiently against the constitution to warrant his impeachment. There is more than enough evidence to warrant his impeachment. ”

- Wole Soyinka

“ If you were to apply this literally, you could have 1,800 residents (city's population) making individual allegations. That could gum up the works. ”

- Larry Brown

“ I salute the 51 congressmen who voted (for the impeachment complaints.) It's not over yet. There will always be hope. ”

- Corazon Aquino

“ Obviously, an indictment is a serious thing. But we do have such a thing as a presumption of innocence. ”

- John Cornyn
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