CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) President Nixon's Vietnam action provokes varied reaction on Capitol Hill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Congress, unconsulted and edgy, sees situation along party lines. [Senator Frank CHURCH - wonders how United States would feel if Russia mined Cam Ranh Bay.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - says Russia should be worried.] [Senator Mike GRAVEL - says Nixon adopts policy his advisers say won't work. He did not consult Congress, and perhaps not with own advisers.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says Nixon has an obligation ahead of politics: to protect lives of American forces, and try to free American POWs. Commends President on bold and necessary move.] [Senator Edward BROOKE - disappointed President takes such grave risks.] [Senator Gale MCGEE - asks Congress to pray that President lucks out.] [Senator Vance HARTKE - says President attempt to end war has brought United States to brink of mankind's last war.] [GOLDWATER - says if Democrats had had guts to do it 8 years ago, war would have been over.] Senate Democrats votes to cut off money for war 4 mos. after agreement on return of United States POW's. Vote for Fulbright's resolution disapproving escalation of war.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.