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两次弹劾的共同因素是,从一开始美国参议院就显然绝不会通过——需要三分之二多数才行。45位民主党参议员对于克林顿在大陪审团面前作伪证,妨碍司法,并与白宫实习生莱文斯基(Monika Lewinsky)发生婚外情非常不满。但他们不认为这一行为构成将克林顿赶下台的理由。这一行为的出格程度不足以战胜他们对一位仍广受选民支持的总统的忠诚。


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