Rep. David Bonior of Michigan, second-ranking Democrat in the House, says, "I think the president will certainly be able to continue in office." He also told reporters after meeting with Clinton it was clear "that he felt the pain, and he felt it very strongly. . . . What we saw was a father, a husband, the leader of our country who was contrite, who was very sorry for his actions." I'm certain that we're going to hear repeatedly how contrite he is; rumor has it that Hillary Clinton is planning to tell us all that she's forgiven him, and we should forgive him, too.

Well, I do forgive him for the things he has done to make my life less happy. But there is still the matter of the law, the matter of his making restitution, the matter of his paying the legally prescribed penalties for his actions. That must happen. If we are to have the rule of law in our country, we cannot allow a man who has broken numerous laws, told too many lies to count, and has used his high office to cover up his misdeeds and to prevent investigators access to the evidence, to stay in office.The evidence must be presented to Congress, and they must act on it regardless of their political affiliations or aspirations. Clinton must be impeached, and if found guilty, removed from office. The stability of our system of government depends on the law being upheld. Anything less will harm our nation.

Ronald D. Hathcock