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Campaign `72 / Republican Credentials Committee #22015

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1972
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(Studio) Seating of delegate for Representative Paul McCloskey rejected.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami Beach, Florida) McCloskey asks credentials committee to seat his delegate from New Mexico so delegate can make nomination speech criticizing Nixon war policy. [McCLOSKEY - says principle of allowing dissent is at stake.] [NM delegate Steven PERKINS - committed to Nixon, but urges committee to allow McCloskey delegate for sense of fair play.] Credentials committee rejects McCloskey's bid. [McCLOSKEY - says Republican party is controlled by big business. Higher powers stifle dissent.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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