CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon debates withdrawing Clement Haynsworth's nomination to Supreme Court Opposition to Haynsworth grows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Judge Haynsworth offered to withdraw his name, but President Nixon rejects offer. [Senator Marlow COOK - says Black took year to be confirmed. White House will back Judge Haynsworth.] Senator Ernest Hollings predicts confirmation by 56-54 vote. Senator Mike Mansfield doubts confirmation. [Senator Charles MATHIAS, JR. - says difficult decision for committee to make.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
(DC) Judge Haynsworth denies offering to withdraw his name. He declines to speak on film.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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