"What's at stake here is the rule of law. Even the president of the United
States has no right to break the law. If the House votes down this inquiry . . .
nothing will happen. The result will be a return to the imperial presidency of
the Nixon era, where the White House felt the laws did not apply to them, since
they never would be punished. That would be a national tragedy of immense
-Wisconsin Representative James Sensennbrenner defending the authority of Congress to investigate Presidential conduct during the Clinton administration.
Henry Hyde played the "Nazi" card to cover the same transgressions.
"We fulfilled our oath of office to discharge our duty according to the
Constitution and when elected officials do that, democracy works
"Have you seen Auschwitz?
Do you see what happens when the rule of law
doesn't prevail? Lying poisons justice."