ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Vote in Senate and House on resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq outlined on screen.
(Capitol Hill: Jim Wooten) Authorization from Congress for President Bush to do what is necessary in the Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown from Congress. [In Senate, Vice President Dan QUAYLE, in House, Representative Tom FOLEY - count votes.] [MAN, Senator Albert GORE, Representative David OBEY, Senator Robert DOLE, Representative Lee HAMILTON, Senator Mark HATFIELD, Representative David BONIOR - debate war issue.] Scenes shown of anti-war demonstrators outside.
(Studio: Carole Simpson; Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) Congressional vote for a virtual declaration of war discussed. Report introduced.
(White House: Ann Compton) Reaction of president to Congressional vote of support featured. [BUSH - says vote backs United States commitment to international demand for complete withdrawal from Kuwait by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] Release of letter to Hussein, which Bush had sent to Geneva but was rejected by Iraq as too rude, noted; section quoted.
(Studio: Carole Simpson) State Department reported ordering Iraqi ambassador to send home 12 diplomats as part of United States effort to prevent Iraqi embassy from organizing terrorist attacks.