Barbara C. Jordan on the Constitution of the United States in the Context of Impeaching a Criminal President

“My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.”

Barbara C. Jordan, Statement before House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of Richard Nixon, 25 July 1974

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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