Video

Managing impeachment: Sensenbrenner’s seen it before

Wisconsin Republican was an impeachment manager in Clinton trial

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner R-Wis., and Bill McCollum, R-Fla., talk with reporters near Statuary Hall at the end of the first full day of the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The opening arguments for President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial took 2½ days. Rep. Henry Hyde needed his opening arguments to be shorter in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, served as a House manager during the Clinton trial and delivered opening arguments. CQ Roll Call sat with Sensenbrenner to look back on his role in 1999.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.