The U.S. Senate acquitted President William Jefferson Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice today after a five-week trial. Democrats voted strictly on party lines. Ten Republican Senators voted with the Democrats on the perjury charge, and five concurred with Democrats on the obstruction of justice charge.
Republican Senators Collins (ME), Chafee (RI), Gorton (WA), Jeffords (VT), Shelby (AL), Snowe (ME), Specter (PA), Stevens (AL), Warner (VA) and Thompson (TN) voted "not guilty" to the charge of perjury.
Voting "not guilty" on the obstruction of justice charge were Senators Collins, Snowe, Jeffords, Chafee and Specter.
Clinton may still face censure or indictment by Independent Counsel Ken Starr either during or after his presidential term.
Media Resources: Washington Post - February 12, 1999
8/3/2015 The Senate is Voting on Planned Parenthood Funding Today - A Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood is expected to come to a vote today.
Sponsored by Republican Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senate Bill 1881 would prohibit all Federal funding of Planned Parenthood or "any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics." The Senate will need 60 votes to advance the bill, which is being proposed following the release of highly edited video footage by anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
The CMP's misleading videos claim that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue. . . .