Hatch Has “Every Confidence” in Fair and Judicious Impeachment Proceedings

Washington DC—Today, Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman Emeritus of The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, released the following statement as the Senate impeachment trial begins:

“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the impeachment trial of President Clinton, I came to appreciate the gravity and magnitude of the Senate’s duty under the Constitution ‘to try all impeachments.’ This is a solemn responsibility that requires prudence and restraint from all parties involved. I trust my former colleagues to act accordingly—and I have every confidence in the Majority Leader’s ability to guide these proceedings in a fair and judicious manner.”