01 Jan 1998 Clinton Scandal Shows “Naked Abuse of Power,” Says Project 21
The African-American leadership group Project 21 says allegations of perjury and an affair with an intern by President Clinton is a critical blow to the President in terms of trust and character.
“This recent situation with the President takes on a very serious tone because this time the actions that are being alleged took place in the White House and supposedly involved Vernon Jordan,” says Stuart Pigler, aide to Michigan State Representative Dick Posthumus and Project 21 member. “Surely, the American people will see that character flaws such as these can effect sound judgement when conducting the affairs of the country and creating policy. There’s no avoiding the “I” word at this point.”
“Every allegation that has been brought against the President by alleged paramours, business partners and critics involves misuse of the public trust for private gain. I just think it’s a naked abuse of power,” added Washington policy analyst Kevin Pritchett.