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Wright / Resignation #122352

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Resignation of Representative Jim Wright featured; excerpts from his speech quoted and shown. [WRIGHT - says he will give back his job in this season of ill will.] Details of Wright's resignation schedule noted. [WRIGHT - talks about current period of "mindless cannibalism."] Wright's decision to resign following decision by House of Representatives Ethics Committee to continue investigation and expand its scope explained. [WRIGHT - asks Republicans and Democrats not to try to get even with each other.] Wright's defense of wife Betty Wright and Texas busman. George Mallick reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmt. from President Bush about Wright quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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