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Jake Tapper Misremembers Clinton Impeachment

Jeff Katz
December 19, 2019 - 11:59 am

A popular play during this impeachment circus has been likening it to past impeachments' including President Clinton's in 1998.

What's ironic, though, is the hypocrisy of the Democrats and "real" reporters (but we do repeat ourselves) in their criticism of Republicans behavior during the proceedings. That was on full display on CNN on Wednesday as Jake Tapper defended the behavior of Democrats during Clinton's impeachment trial. 

While lamenting Wednesday as "a serious day, a solemn day, a traumatic day in many ways," Tapper then compared Clinton's response to Trump's, hilariously claiming that "when you think about the last time the country went through this during the Clinton years in the late '90s, a big difference was back then you had a president who was contrite, who was apologetic."