ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Decision by Robert Bork to fight on for Supreme Court nomination in Senate following meeting with President Reagan, Vice President George Bush, White House chief of staff Howard Baker and Attorney General Edwin Meese reported [BORK - attacks opponents, maintains his campaign for nomination] Realization of probable Senate vote cited. REAGAN - says will fight for independent judiciary.] Conservatives' pressure on Bork detailed. [Representative Jack KEMP - would nomination Bork again.] [Ex-Democratic national committee chairperson Robert STRAUSS - notes divisiveness of fight, calls for end of campaign] White House photos shown. Reagan's position on Senate vote affirmed.
(DC: Brit Hume) Republicans' hopes noted. [Senators Phil GRAMM, Orrin HATCH, Robert DOLE - oppose attack in Senate on Bork.] Contrary position of Democrats cited. [Senators Dale BUMPERS, Joseph BIDEN - note Senator hearings were fair.] Bork television ad quoted. [People for the American Way spokesperson Arthur KROPP - says will support Bork in Senate] Probable outcome reiterated.
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