Hutchison Admits Perjury Is A “Terrible Crime”

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"Hutchison Admits Perjury Is A “Terrible Crime”"

Here’s what Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) had to say this morning on Fox & Friends:

I was sort of misconstrued the other day, and I certainly think that if someone has lied to an investigator, of course that is a crime. It is a terrible crime.

With that statement, Hutchison has completed the flip-flop-flip.

First, during the Clinton impeachment, she said perjury was important to prosecute because “our system of criminal justice depends on people telling the truth.”

Over the weekend, she dismissed perjury as a “technicality where they couldn’t indict on the crime.” (That was when she was “misconstrued.”)

And today, she says it’s “a terrible crime.”

So what will she say if and when an indictment is actually handed down? We report, you decide.

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