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Vietnam / Blockade-Candidates Reaction #20931

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
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(Studio) Nebraska primary held today, but contenders Humphrey and McGovern rush back to DC, following President speech, for Congress debate.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Senator George MCGOVERN - calls new escalation reckless, unnecessary, and unworkable; a flirtation with World War III. Says constitutional war powers of Congress are dead if President can place mines in other nation's. waters without Congress approval.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - does not support president action. Says course of danger offers no real hope for ending war or protecting United States forces.] [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - wonders why United States got bogged down In Asian war, when liberal Senators voted for Tonkin Gulf resolution which started it, but refused to win it and end it.]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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