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Johnson / Fortas / Senate / Ervin #2013

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson tells reporters he's not withdrawing Abe Fortas nomination.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President meets with reporters after meeting with Senate leaders Everett Dirksen and Mike Mansfield. President says small regional group mustn't thwart will of Senator with prolonged filibuster. President says Senate leaders agree to talk to Senator James Eastland with regard to getting matter out of committee and to floor vote. President describes filibuster that can only be shut off by 2/3 cloture vote as Parliamentary trick.

(DC) [Senator Sam ERVIN - says in 1954, Senate Majority leader Johnson gave him advice on voting against cloture of filibuster.]

(DC) President would prefer Ervin follow today's advice on today's problem.

Clark, Bob;
Gill, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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