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Claim: Rep. Dick Armey offered a humorous quip about President Clinton's troubles during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: September 1998 was a key month in what the world knew as the "Monica Lewinsky scandal" involving President Clinton. The month before, both Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky had testified before a grand jury; on
In the midst of this political brouhaha, House Majority Leader Dick Armey (a Republican congressman from Texas) held his weekly meeting with Capitol reporters on
. . . the jam-packed room burst into raucous laughter as one reporter prefaced a question about the Lewinsky scandal by saying, "If you were in the president'sStill, our favorite quote was uttered by Republican congressman James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin. Commenting on conflicting statements by Clinton and Lewinsky about whether they had sexual relations with each other, Sensenbrenner said: "She did and he didn't."
Last updated: 23 September 2007
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