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Vietnam / Blockade-Congressional Reaction #20930

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
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(Studio) President new Vietnam decision only topic in Congress today.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Senator Gale McGee says Congress should be quiet this week and hope President lucks out. Senate Democrats condemn President escalation of war. Approve amendment to cut off funds for war. [Senator Vance HARTKE - says Nixon, who promised to end war, has brought United States to brink of world's last war in reckless act of international lawlessness.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - says if Democrats had had guts to do it 8 years ago, war would have been over.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - urges cool reactions; prays action will lead to political settlement.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says 60,000 GIs still in Vietnam encounter risks every day. Says risks must be taken to get them out.] [Senator Edward BROOKE - says United States has risked confrontation with USSR , hindering SALT talks, and risking wider war.] Senator Mike Gravel reads into Senator records Kissinger's secret papers saying mining of Haiphong Harbor would be ineffective. Representative Bella Abzug calls for impeachment of President

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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