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Charles Ruff Quotes

I'm never certain how to respond when an advocate on the other side of a case calls up images of patriots over the centuries who have sacrificed themselves to preserve our democracy,
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#Advocate

Do you ask the same questions about the trauma the nation suffers when you are removing a judge as when you are removing a president? ... That answer must be stunningly different when you are asked should the president of the United States be removed and the will of the electorate overturned.
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#Ask

The president has always urged everyone to tell the truth,
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#President

What you have before you is nothing more than the product of a rush to judgment, ... How should you respond to the (House) managers' belated plea that more is needed to do justice? You should reject it. You have before you all that you need to reach this conclusion. There was no basis for the House to impeach. There is now, and never will be, any basis for the Senate to convict.
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#Judgment

And Mr. Ruff could have answered that question directly. He did not and his failure to do so speaks a thousand words.
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#Failure

The president did not urge Ms. Lewinsky to conceal the gifts he had given her, and of course, he did not lie to the grand jury about that subject,
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#Gifts

Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation.
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#Quotes #Office

The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
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#Quotes #Government

But I do know this: My father was on Omaha Beach 55 years ago. If you want to know how he would feel if he were here today, he wouldn't fight -- no one fought for one side of this case or the other. He fought as all those did for our country and our Constitution. And as long as each of us -- manager, president's counsel, senator -- does his or her constitutional duty, those who fought for their country will be proud,
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#Constitution