CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1969
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(Studio) Senator refuses to confirm nomination of Judge Clement Haynsworth to Supreme Court
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) 17 Republicans, not all liberals, defected to make vote 55-45. Senator Hugh Scott votes "no." Haynsworth's floor manager, Roman Hruska, asked why President Nixon stuck with Judge to the end. [HRUSKA - says Judge lost, due to powerful forces who don't want balanced Supreme Court] [Senator Birch BAYH - cites forces on both sides.] Senator Ernest Hollings says victory based on innuendo isn't victory. [Senator Strom THURMOND - says decision disappts. those who believe in upholding Const. President Nixon will appointed another Const. Attorney] [Senator Marlow COOK - tells how President lost, especially with regard to Republicans who defected.] Senators Thomas Dodd and Albert Gore vote "no." [Senator GORE - says didn't measure vote on opposition and support.] President Nixon displeased.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd Artist: Howard Brodie
(DC) President to make another appointed in January Asks Judge to stay Chief of Federal Appeals Court President says he regrets action and deplores attacks on Judge. Attorney General John Mitchell recommended Judge; feels defeat due to labor union opposition, and unfavorable press. Speculates on next nominee.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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