Hastings (D)                                     Stein (R) 


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Climate Change                       Accepts Science                             Accepts Science

Tax Reform                                 Status Quo                               Middle Class Tax Reform













Gun Control                                        For                                                   For

Woman's right to choose                    For                                                   For

Universal Health Care                  Obamacare                                    Single Payer 

             Major Civil Service Reform              Against                                                             For

             Slashing gov't programs

              to pay for UHC                                Against                                                              For

Reducing Regulatory Burden 

     On Business                               Against                                                 For

NFL Players Basic Right                     For                                                    For

    To Kneel During Anthem

Crack Down, Payday Loan Industry      Against                                                For

​Police Body Cams                         Presumably                                            For

​    (added 9/20/16, Tulsa, Ok.

        R.I.P, Terence Crutcher, 40)

  

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Impeachment by House
Following the report, the House Judiciary Committee began considering impeachment proceedings against Hastings. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), an African-American known for advocating civil rights, was placed in charge of the initial subcommittee investigation. [23] [24]

On Conyers' recommendation, the full Judiciary Committee voted 32-1 in favor of seventeen articles of impeachment against Hastings. Rather than vote on each separately, the House considered the articles as a whole. Citing that Hastings engaged in a corrupt conspiracy to obtain $150,000 from defendants and lied under oath about specific elements of the case, the House passed the articles with a 413-3 vote in August 1988. The three dissenting votes were cast by Reps. Gus Savage (D-Ill.), Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Calif.) and Edward R. Roybal (D-Calif.). [25] (Tom Kenworthy, "House Votes To Impeach Judge Hastings," Washington Post, August 4, 1988) (Nicholas C. McBride, "House votes to impeach federal judge," The Christian Science Monitor, August 4, 1988)

Seventeen articles of impeachment passed
This section lists the seventeen articles of impeachment approved by the House. [26]

Article 1
In 1981, Hastings and William Borders, an attorney, engaged in a corrupt conspiracy to obtain $150,000 from defendants in United States v. Romano, a case tried before Judge Hastings, in return for the imposition of sentences which would not require incarceration.

Article 2
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that he and Borders never made any agreement to solicit a bribe from defendants in the Romano case.

Article 3
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that he and Borders never agreed to modify the sentences of defendants in the Romano case in return for a bribe from those defendants.

Article 4
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that he and Borders never agreed that, in return for a bribe, Hastings would modify an order he previously issued that property of the Romano defendants be forfeited.

Article 5
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that his appearance at the Fontainebleau Hotel on September 16, 1981 was not part of a plan to demonstrate his participation in a bribery scheme and that he had not expected to meet Borders there.

Article 6
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that he did not expect Borders to appear at his room at the Sheraton Hotel on September 12, 1981.

Article 7
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that his motive for instructing his law clerk to prepare a new forfeiture order in the Romano case was based on his concern that the order be revised before the law clerk's scheduled departure, when in fact the instruction was in furtherance of a bribery scheme.

Article 8
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that his October 5, 1981, telephone conversation with Borders was about writing letters to solicit assistance for Hemphill Pride, when in fact it was a coded conversation in furtherance of a conspiracy with Borders to solicit a bribe from defendants in the Romano case.

Article 9
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that three documents that purported to be drafts of letters to assist Hemphill Pride had been written by Hastings on October 5, 1981, and were the letters referred to by Hastings in his October 5th telephone conversation with Borders.

Article 10
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that on May 5, 1981 he talked to Hemphill Pride by placing a telephone call to 803-758-8825.

Article 11
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that on August 2, 1981, he talked to Hemphill Pride by placing a telephone call to 803-782-9387.

Article 12
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that on September 2, 1981, he talked to Hemphill Pride by placing a telephone call to 803-758-8825.

Article 13
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that 803-777-7716 was a telephone number through which Hemphill Pride could be contacted in July 1981.

Article 14
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly and falsely stated that on October 9, 1981, he called his mother and Patricia Williams from his hotel room at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

Article 15
In 1983, while Hastings was a defendant in a criminal case and under oath, Hastings knowingly made a false statement concerning his motives for taking a plane on October 9, 1981, from Baltimore-Washington International Airport rather than from Washington National Airport.

Article 16
On September 6, 1985, Hastings revealed highly confidential information that he learned as the judge supervising a wiretap. As a result of this improper disclosure, certain investigations then being conducted by law enforcement agents of the United States were thwarted and ultimately terminated.

Article 17
Hastings, through a corrupt relationship with Borders, giving false testimony under oath, fabricating false documents, and improperly disclosing confidential information acquired by him as the supervisory judge of a wiretap, undermined confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary and betrayed the trust of the people of the United States, thereby bringing disrepute on the Federal courts and the administration of justice by the Federal courts. [27]


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Gary Stein for Congress Fl., 20th District