Rep. Bartlett says Clinton should welcome probe
By BRENDAN KIRBY
U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, one of a handful of congressmen who have filed a resolution seeking an impeachment probe, said Thursday that President Clinton should welcome the action.
The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., asks the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether there are grounds to impeach the president. By Wednesday, 19 Republicans had signed the petition, including Bartlett, who represents Maryland's 6th District.
"If I were the president, I would want this done Let's put this to bed," Bartlett said.
Clinton has been dogged by various allegations of wrongdoing almost since his first election in 1992. Most recently, some Republicans have accused him and other Democrats of illegal and improper fund-raising practices during the 1996 campaign.