Congressman Who Voted To Impeach Bill Clinton Says Matters Now More Serious Than They Were Then

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has some thoughts about the situation with Donald Trump’s ties to Russia that he’d like everyone — particularly GOP Speaker of the U.S. House Paul Ryan — to hear.

Inglis was, as he himself noted in his remarks, on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Bill Clinton. But, he says, the matters in front of us now are more serious than matters were back then.

Inglis was responding to a story that details remarks from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who asserted that had a Democratic president done the things that Trump has, the Republicans wouldn’t have moved to impeach him or her.

Inglis wrote on Twitter, “.@SpeakerRyan you know this isn’t true. You know that you would be inquiring into impeachment if this were a D.”

After CNN’s Jake Tapper retweeted Inglis’s message, adding a note about who he was, Inglis wrote, “Yes, I was on Judiciary Cmte that impeached Clinton/sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now.”

From your mouth to God’s ears, Inglis.

The latest point constituting a possibly impeachable offense on Trump’s part is his recently revealed attempt to obstruct justice in the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Featured Image via Gage Skidmore on Flickr, Available Under a Creative Commons License.

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