During the House impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke forcefully against the allegedly partisan impeachment push from Republicans, seemingly contradicting her leadership’s current agenda.

On December 18, 1998, almost 19 years to the day before Pelosi would call for Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump with shaky evidence and poor witnesses, Pelosi called for an end to the impeachment of President Clinton.

“Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a fairness,” said a much more understandable Pelosi. “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear: privacy, fairness, checks and balances, have been seriously violated.”

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