CNN highlights Pence columns arguing Clinton lies about affair made him unfit to be president

Vice President Pence argued in the 1990s that then-President Clinton should be removed from office because of his affair with a White House intern, as well as his lies to the public regarding the matter. 

Pence made the arguments in a pair of columns that played on a larger theme about how essential morality and integrity were for the position of president.

The columns were reviewed in a new report from CNN's KFile

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Mike Pence's moral case for removing a president from office

ice President Mike Pence once argued the president of the United States should be held to the highest moral standards to determine whether he should resign or be removed from office.

Pence made the argument in two columns in the late 1990s, where he wrote that then-President Bill Clinton's admission of an affair with a White House intern and prior lies to the public about the matter, possibly under oath, meant Clinton should be removed from office.

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Pence: Two schools of thought on President Clinton

With the news on August 17th that the President of the United States lied to the American people (and very likely under oath) about an illicit relationship with a college student, readers are no doubt wondering "where to from here?" The two schools of thought can be summed up in the choices presented through various and diverse sources, namely, move on or move out.

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Pence: Why Clinton must resign or be impeached

From column posted in late 1990s on Vice President Pence’s congressional website:

Against this recitation of the Supreme Law of the Land, only one sad conclusion attaches; President Bill Clinton must resign or be removed from the office of President of the United States.  
 

Despite his absurd assertions to the contrary, President Clinton's admission to a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky stands in diametric opposition to his sworn testimony in the Jones vs. Clinton case. The President's responsibility to faithfully execute the laws of the land begins in his own administration. The President committed perjury. Perjury is a crime. President's who commit crimes should resign or be impeached. Further, the Presidents repeated lies to the American people in this matter compound the case against him as they demonstrate his failure to protect the institution of the presidency as the 'inspiring supreme symbol of all that is highest in our American ideals'. Leaders affect the lives of families far beyond their own 'private life'. 

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