Debate on Articles of Impeachment: Hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session, July 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 30, 1974

Debate on Articles of Impeachment: Hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session, July 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 30, 1974

Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1974. Paperback. [4], 562 p.; 23 cm. Light brown wrapper printed in black. During these 6 days, the House Committee on the Judiciary debated the proposed resolution of impeachment, which contained two draft articles: the 1st accused Nixon of having obstructed justice by participating in the Watergate cover-up; the 2nd listed a number of alleged abuses of presidential authority. Includes Barbara Jordan's stirring address on July 25. On July 26, Paul Sarbanes offered a substitute for the 1st article of impeachment, which passed, following two days of impassioned debate, by a 27–11 margin. The article alleged that the president had worked with subordinates to "delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation" into the Watergate break-in; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities." On July 29, William Hungate offered a substitute for the 2nd article, whicht passed, following a spirited debate, by a 28–10 margin. The article stated that the president had "repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens" by "impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries." On July 30, the final day of its impeachment debate, a 3rd article, charging Nixon with contempt of Congress for his defiance of 8 Judiciary Committee subpoenas, was introduced by Robert McClory and approved by a narrow 21–17 margin. Two additional articles were defeated. In Fine Condition: clean and solid.
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