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Why Bill Clinton Should Be Impeached Ever since January 21 1998 when the scandal of the affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky broke press the entire world has focused its attention on the investigation of independent counsel Kenneth Starr Starr 4 More recently there has been serious talk about the possibility of impeachment This has caused worldwide debate over whether or not Clintons actions are worthy of such a punishment The formal grounds for impeachment fall under obstruction of justice during the Jones vs Clinton sexual harassment lawsuit by lying under oath and concealing evidence of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky Also Starr has offered a sufficient amount of evidence suggesting that the Presidents actions with respect to Lewinsky constitute an abuse of authority inconsistent with the Presidents constitutional duty to execute the laws Starr 295 The question that all of this poses is whether or not the President should be impeached In the public and press many often mistake the reason for possible impeachment to be due to the fact that Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky This is quite untrue Clinton and Lewinsky are both consenting adults and their relationship though immoral was not illegal However it is illegal to lie under oath of the grand jury Bill Clintons actions definitely constitute reason for impeachment It is important that Clinton is impeached because he has proven himself to be dishonest he created a bad image for our nation and most importantly he broke the law As a consequence of his actions Bill Clinton is no longer suitable to lead our country especially when he is in the spotlight for the whole world to see On August 17 1998 Clinton finally admitted before the grand jury that his relationship with Monica Lewinsky was not appropriate Lieberman 1 This is exactly eight months after Clinton testified that he had no intimate relations with Lewinsky Starr 4 This statement alone is a good
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