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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.

Tags: Future, History, Time

If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.

Tags: Him, Power, Why

Whatever insults my State insults me.

Tags: Insults, State, Whatever

But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here.

Tags: Committed, Here, House

I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.

Tags: Good, Opinion, Personal

They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them.

Tags: Against, Law, Seems
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