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Agnew Resignation / Capitol Hill Reaction #225663

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1973
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(Studio) Governor Dan Evans reacts to Agnew resignation appropriately.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Senate leader Mike Mansfield calls action tragic mistake. [House leader Carl ALBERT - says Agnew contacted him by letter. Matter now in President' hands to appointed new Vice President] [House minority leader Gerald FORD - expresses disbelief over Agnew's resignation.] [Senator Charles PERCY - believes political consideration should have no place in decision of Vice President replacement.] [Senator Howard BAKER - believes he would support John Connally for Vice President in nomd.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - doesn't think Connally would unify cntry.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - hopes President to choose nonpartisan Vice President; shouldn't be Presidential candidate in `76.] Congress apprehensive with regard to Vice President replacement.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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