This Date in UCSF History: Thoughts on the Impeachment

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on January 28, 1999.

“I don’t think his personal problems should be a reason to remove him from office. It doesn’t represent high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It’s all political. Just look at the Republicans — they want him out of office… Clinton’s good for the country. Look at his high approval ratings and the economy.” — James Harris, School of Dentistry


“People should just get over it. Drop the whole thing.” — Michaella Hwang, School of Dentistry


“It’s gone too far. I think it should be stopped. I think he should finish his last two years because removing him will cause more damage than he’s done.” — Eva Skucha, 2nd Year Dental Hygiene


“The whole situation is foolish. It’s a joke.” — Thomas Lauritzen, Biophysicist


“A lot of time and effort is being put into something that isn’t as important as other issues. I believe that there are other issues in our history that were more important, like Watergate, and that didn’t lead to impeachment. The perjury issue was something he had to do to protect himself and his family, unlike Richard Nixon who lied just for his own benefit.” — Shahram Sayedna, School of Dentistry