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How Jewish Lawmakers Voted On Clinton Impeachment

December 22, 1998
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Like other members of the House of Representatives, Jewish legislators voted along party lines on the motions to impeach President Clinton.

The 21 Jewish Democrats in the House united with their party on Saturday to unanimously oppose all four impeachment articles against Clinton.

On the other side of the aisle, Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-N.Y.) voted for the two articles that passed the House. Other Republican legislators voted against the other two articles, leading to their defeat.

In his last vote as a member of Congress, Rep. Jon Fox (R-Pa.), who was defeated for re-election, voted in favor of all four articles considered by the House.

Rep. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, voted against impeachment.

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