Word from the White House

Just minutes after the senate voted to let him keep his job, a contrite President Clinton took to the White House Rose Garden to apologize once again.


Salon Staff
February 14, 1998 7:22PM (UTC)


Here's the text of President Clinton's statement:

Now that the Senate has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility,
bringing this process to a conclusion, I want to say again to the
American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to
trigger these events and the great burden they have imposed on the
Congress and the American people.

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I also am humbled and very grateful for the support and the prayers I
have received from millions of Americans over this past year.

Now I ask all Americans, and I hope all Americans here in Washington
and throughout our land will rededicate ourselves to the work of serving
our nation and building our future together.

This can be and this must be a time of reconciliation and renewal for
America.

Thank you very much.

Reporter's question: In your heart, sir, can you forgive and forget?

I believe any person who asks for forgiveness has to be prepared to
give it.


Salon Staff

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