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Congress / Vietnam War #222624

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1972
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(NYC) Breach between Senator and House on opposition to war changed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) House Democrats, 144-58, passed resolution calling recent bombings in North Vietnam a dangerous escalation and directing Democrats on Foreign Affairs Committee to draft and report a bill that sets a firm termination date for American involvement in Indochina.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says when there is intensive North Vietnam offensive, South Vietnam must defend themselves. United States air support helping them in this. Words and resolutions ineffective in stopping North Vietnam invasion.] [Representative Robert DRINAN - says Mr. Ziegler dead wrong. House can't condemn and also fund war. Defunding war forever contemplated.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) House Speaker Carl Albert voted for resolution and pledged to help get end-the-war bill to floor.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Walker, Hal

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