During a recent interview about a book he co-authored with James Patterson, former President Bill Clinton appears to have forgotten about his own impeachment.
No, it’s not a joke.
During an interview on Sunday morning with CBS’s Mo Rocca, Clinton spoke about his decision to write the book with James Patterson. saying, “To me, it was, first of all, exciting. And because I’d never done it before I told everybody, ‘I’m an old dog, and this is a new trick.’”
The book, “The President Is Missing,” starts off with a president in danger of being removed from office.
However, when CBS’s Mo Rocca asked Bill Clinton how he looked back on his impeachment, the old Bill just shrugged it off, saying, “I knew it wouldn’t succeed.”
The former president then went on to claim that he hadn’t done anything impeachable. He claimed, “It wasn’t a pleasant experience. But it was a fight that I was glad to undertake. They knew there was nothing impeachable. And so, we fought it to the end. And I’m glad.”
But old Bill forgets there was a reason he was impeached. Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998. The Republican-led Congress voted 228-206 on the charge of perjury before a grand jury and 221-212 on the charge of obstructing justice.
Clinton was later acquitted by the Senate and fought back against calls for his resignation, saying that he would serve “until the last hour of the last day of my term.”