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Tonkin Resolution / Repeal #10852

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1970
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(Studio) 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution let former President Lyndon Johnson escalate Vietnam war; Nixon says resolution unnecessary now; Congress repealed it today.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Republican Senator Robert Dole tacked repeal onto military sales bill; Senator J. William Fulbright voted against repeal, resents Republicans stealing doves' measure. [DOLE - claims repeal proves not all Republicans support war.] [FULBRIGHT - believes move undermines Senator integrity, hurts effectiveness; indirectly calls Dole thief.] Republicans may try early McGovern-Hatfield Amendment vote to defeat it before support increases
REPORTER: Bob Clark

Reporter(s):
Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:40

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