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House Proceeding 03-11-10 on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:25:55 to 0:27:54
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:55 to 0:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: jackson lee, ranking member of this committee, as much time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: thank you. i ask to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, this sin deed a sad day and a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:55 to 0:27:54( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:17 to 0:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: sol -- this is indeed a sad day and solemn day. as indicated by my colleagues on the floor of the house, however, it is an obligation of this body. i'd like to acknowledge the chairman of the impeachment task force, congressman schiff, for his leadership but also for his balance and temperament in a very serious challenge that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:38 to 0:26:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we have in providing the guidepost -- the moral guidepost for a number of tough issues that deal with our federal judiciarand a number of other instances where impeachment is in fact the authority of this body and the constitution.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:59 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i'd like to acknowledge the ranking member, mr. goodlatte, the chairman of the full committee, mr. conyers, and his ranking member, mr. smith. this is an instance where you would have hoped that we would have had a different outcome. but as my colleagues have so articulately expressed, there was a long pattern that many of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:22 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: us found very disturbing. judge mr. thomas: -- judge thomas porteous began this without reprove while he was a state judge, soliciting and accepting cash and other things of value from attorneys practicing before him and failing to recuse himself from a prominent case on which those attorneys were involved.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:43 to 0:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: as a state judge, repeatedly accepting things of value from bail bondsman, in exchange for setting bonds at levels increase profits for the bail bondsman and after becoming a federal judge, assisting them

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