Skip to comments.Boxer Blocks Impeachment Congressman
Posted on 11/30/2007 2:05:11 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20
California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is blocking the nomination of former Republican Congressman James Rogan to the federal bench, due largely to Rogans leading role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
Rogan served in the U.S. House from 1997 to 2001, and due to his background as a prosecutor, was selected as one of 13 House managers for the impeachment trial.
U.S. Rep. Rogan was one of the most enthusiastic backers of impeachment he thought President Clinton had committed high crimes and misdemeanors, Boxers spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz said.
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I hate it when elections have consequences. Dang it! Learn from 06, No Rudies though!!!!!
Barbara Boxer isn’t fit to carry Rogan’s gun cleaning kit.
Funny, but I don’t even recall hearing his name. If he was so damned influential in Clinton’s impeachment, why wasn’t the leftist media attacking and blasting him and his name 24/7 since that year? Something is fishy here.
Sounds like he’s the kind of man we desperately need, though!
Isn’t this nepotism, since Barbara Boxer is or was related to hillary?
I had a hard time googling to confirm this. I suspect that someone has been fiddling with Google again.
But I found this: “. . . Boxer based on the grounds that her daughter, Nicole, is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony”
Reading the article, Boxer also objects to the man’s positions on various issues, including gun control.
Seriously, the Senate’s role is not to determine what policy positions the President’s appointees have.
You can imagine what this hag would be screaching about if the situation were reversed.
Don’t you just love seeing this stain on the character of the United States pass judgement on another person?
What is a real shame, is that the charges weren’t better defined by the House, and the Senate didn’t hold the impeachement trial.
Bill Clinton should have been removed from office and placed in prison for his actions that are on the record.
He was one of my heroes during that time. His questioning of ohters and his analysis were models of statesmanship. And his courage!! His district was Hollywood, if I recall, and he knew that his public stance for impeachment meant his defeat in the 2000 election; but he went ahead anyway. A great man.
Rogan was fun to watch. It was also fun to watch Maxine Waters try and interrupt him when he was on a roll.
Martha Stewart went to jail for less. I recall a republican majority leader that lost his job and was indicted for less.
What does Nancy think is an impeachable offense, exactly? Lying? Noooooo.... Ethics violations? Nooooooooo... Going to war? YES!!!!!!
Going to war is what Nancy thinks is an impeachable offense. Nevermind the mass murder of hundreds of thousands by tyrannical dictators. Forget 9/11. Forget tyrannical dictators and human rights. Nevermind freedom. Nobody bombed America...I mean, Saddam didn’t bomb America.
No surprise here.
He is a good man , lets hope bush does not leave him twisting like some of the others...
He was influential. The left DID go nuts. The 2000 race, in which Democrat Adam Schiff beat Rogan, is still the most expensive House race in history -- Democratic donors from around the country poured money into the race in order to beat the hated Rogan. The two spent nearly $12,000,000 when all was said and done, not counting independent expenditures.
Just before the impeachment hearings, the media was callling Rogan a dead duck if he doesn’t stop the impeachments. Rogan said I’m going to do what is right and I don’t care what happens. Rogan is a true profile of courage.
“he thought President Clinton had committed high crimes and misdemeanors,
Uh, Babs? So did the Arkansas Bar and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Useless. It would only be short term.
I would prefer that Rogan milk the publicity for all it's worth and then run against that stupid p.o.s. Boxer.
Ironicly impeachment played little in Rogan’s defeat. Gray Davis and Schiff pandered excessively to the Armenian community in the district. As result, the Armenians poured out for Schiff.
BTW, Bill Clinton’s law license was suspended for five years. Is it valid again?
“I dont even recall hearing his name.”
He was one of the major guys during impeachment.
What makes this “blue slipping” all the more remarkable are two facts:
1. District-court nominees almost never are blocked. They’re trial court positions; the power largely lies in the Courts of Appeals.
2. Rogan was a “consensus nominee” reported back to the White House by the so-called Parsky Committee, whose members include folks who are put there by Boxer and Feinstein, among others, including Republicans.
If such a nominee is filibustered / blocked-from-advancing, then, all the more reason to scrap such hand-holding committees. They obviously offer little guarantee that a nominee will be treated substantively, or even procedurally, fairly.
When will the voters in California wake up and elect somebody else for this Senate seat? Sen. Boxer needs to go home.
Maybe next time the California GOP will actually wage a campaign against her - if they did the last time, I completely missed it.
Barbie is tied to the cliton gang..Barbies grandson is a nephew to hillary and a nephew to the other Rodham brother. the fat one and druggie..
What I fail to understand is why 51 Senators cannot just sign (with some sort of notarization, perhaps by a suitable employee of the Clerk Of The Senate) a letter stating something like,
“We, the undersigned Senators, having reviewed the nomination of XXXXXXXXXX to the office of XXXXXXXXXX as set forth in XXXXXXX [formal doc whereby the nomination was sent to the Senate], and having exercised our Advise and Consent power as set forth in the Constitution, hereby formally vote to confirm said nomination.”
If the nominee gets 51 notarized Sens’ sigs, we just swear him in. Let Reid try to get a court to void the confirmation, I dare him.
If a Democrat wins the presidency in ‘08 is there ONE Republican senator who will have the nerve to filibuster every one of their judicial nominees? They’d better. Give them a taste of their own bitter medicine.
Would love to say something here about Bush, but I'd take a wait and see attitude about whether or not Bush leaves him twisting in the wind.
I hope Mr. Rogan has a firm grip on the rope he is hanging onto to. My gut tells me he'll need it.
I swear that Boxer and Pilosi are ruining all of the advances that the women’s movement have made. A more petty, vindictive, and positively stupid set of females existeth not in the modern world. Bimbo, thy name is senatewoman.
The difference between Dems and GOP. Dems from Deep Blue Staes are tireless fighters for the cause. Republicans from Ruby Red States are too busy in scandals (see Craig and Stevens) to fight for the cause.
I love Jim Rogan. I sent him an email once after I heard an interview he gave regarding a book he wrote a couple of years ago. It seems he grew up very very poor in California. He is a self made man. What was so touching was his personal encounter as a young man with Ronald Reagan and how Reagan changed his whole life in those few moments. Rogan is a true blue conservative and the kind of man the Republican party needs as a leader.
By the way, he graciously answered my email and said he would never be ashamed or regret his part in the Clinton impeachment.
It’s a common practice referred to as Senatorial Courtesy...usually it’s used to allow the state’s senator to introduce the nominee at his/her Judiciary Committee hearing...not to slam or block the nominee. Boxer is a shameless jackass.
Boxer cannot block the nomination if the president decides to nominate him. Clearing it with the senators from the state the nominee comes from is a mere formality and not a constitutional requirement.
I hope the Republicans in Congress are the one who learn. They had strayed too far from the platform and needed to be reeled in.
Boxer and Pelosi make Feinstein look good.
I missed that. Did she get the Cynthia McKinney look on her face? LOL
I wish there was something we could do to Boxer.
There must be something she wants that canbe vetoed or witheld.
Well, the “Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001” HAD committed high crimes and misdemeanors, it is just that the articles of impeachment were brought for the wrong ones.
Nobody outside the Beltway really thought the impeachment proceedings were serious, when things like passing state secrets to the Chinese Communist government in exchange for laundered campaign cash were overlooked, and the revelations about what happened in the sink at the side of the Oval Office were aired around.
James Rogan was just doing the best he could with what he was given to work with. Pursuit of the Chinese question was off limits.
Al Gore should have been President in 1998. He might have had a shot at winning in 2000.
Dingy Harry kept the Senate from adjourning over Thanksgiving so the President couldn’t make any recess appointments.
Can he do it again over Christmas?