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House Proceeding 06-19-09 on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 0:39:40 to 0:43:35
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Hank Johnson

0:39:22 to 0:39:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: gentleman from texas reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i'm pleased now to recognize a former magistrate himself, hank johnson of georgia, who is chair of the

Hank Johnson

0:39:40 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

0:39:43 to 0:40:03( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: courts subcommittee and an important member of the task force that was headed by chairman adam schiff. i recognize the gentleman for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for three minutes. mr. johnson: thank you, plmp. -- plmp.

Hank Johnson

0:40:04 to 0:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: this is not -- mr. chairman. this is not a happy day, any time we have to take this type of solemn action. i first want to thank my chairman, the honorable john conyers of michigan who is the chair of the judiciary committee for his promptness

Hank Johnson

0:40:26 to 0:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and his diligence in bringing this matter to us as soon as humanly possible. we're at this point now because of the chairman. i also want to recognize our

Hank Johnson

0:40:47 to 0:41:09( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: colleague, mr. adam schiff, who , having been entrusted with the leadership to bring this to the floor has performed admirably. and i lastly want to thank

Hank Johnson

0:41:10 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: complazzthi mcbroom and ms. donna wilkerson. these -- ms. cathy mcbroom and ms. donna wilkerson. these are the dailies who -- ladies who took the covers off this egregious behavior of judge kent.

Hank Johnson

0:41:33 to 0:41:55( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: judge samuel kent's egregious behavior leaves no doubt that he is not fit to remain as a judge. it's -- it's really -- how could we, or can you imagine having to go to work every day,

Hank Johnson

0:41:56 to 0:42:20( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: having to go back to your job after a weekend and you know that at any time or any day that you could be subjected to sexual misconduct by your boss, and you have a great federal job, you need your job for your

Hank Johnson

0:42:21 to 0:42:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: family, so you just endure for year after year after year until it gets to a point where you have to file a complaint and subject all of your personal affairs to the nation. it took a lot of courage for them to do that and i appreciate that.

Hank Johnson

0:42:42 to 0:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: i want to apologize on behalf of all males for you having to go through that. but, ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is a situation where the judge has committed xual abuse repeatedly, he's

Hank Johnson

0:43:04 to 0:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: lied about it, he's pleaded guilty to the felony charge of obstruction. 30 extra seconds, mr. chairman. mr. conyers: 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. johnson: he lied about it

Hank Johnson

0:43:27 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and he plead guilty to committing sexual abuse. there is no reason for this judge to remain on the bench. he should have resigned but he

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