Impeachment Day 6: The Return of Kenneth Star
Hey, remember him?
Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation into President Clinton produced the famous Starr Report and ultimately led to Clinton’s impeachment, compared the constitutional provision to war, arguing the process has been weaponized in a way that’s inconsistent with the Founders’ intentions.
“Like war, impeachment is hell,” Starr said, adding he meant it was like a war of words, thanks to the First Amendment.
Starr is an interesting choice for the president’s legal team, given his role in the push for Clinton’s impeachment, which Democrats denounced as a politically motivated prosecution of the president for lying about sex. The former independent counsel attempted to argue that Americans are living in an “age of impeachment.”
“In the House, resolution after resolution, month after month has called for the president’s impeachment. How did we get here, with presidential impeachment involved frequently?” he said.
Ken Starr, whose investigation led to Bill Clinton's impeachment, now says impeachment is happening "all too frequently": "We are living in what I think can aptly be described as the age of impeachment." https://t.co/iwYPRsRtGP pic.twitter.com/JO12w11rd9
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 27, 2020
Ken Starr, whose investigation led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, now says impeachment is happening “all too frequently”: “We are living in what I think can aptly be described as the age of impeachment.”
“It is filled with acrimony and it divides the country like nothing else. Those of us who lived through the Clinton impeachment understand that in a deep and personal way,” Starr said.