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White House Tapes Capitulation / House Reaction #23425

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1973
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(Studio) Before President' announcement to surrender tapes, House already deep into impeachment discussions.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Representative Jerome Waldie presents impeachment resolution. Republican leader Gerald Ford concedes formal inquiry can't be stopped. House Speaker Carl Albert reports House Judiciary Committee to begin probe into Nixon-Cox confrontation immediately. During session, major of Representatives voice opinion against President' actions. After news of tape surrender, House seems stunned. [Representative Jerome WALDIE - believes House should continue inquiry.] [Representative Joel BROYHILL - states President' action to release tapes leaves impeachment issue somewhat deflated.] [Representative B. F. SISK - thinks White House overwhelmed by nation's reaction to Nixon-Cox confrontation.] [Representative John RHODES - believes impeachment crisis over since President capitulates on issue of tapes.] House majority leader Tip O'Neill concedes impeachment talk dampened by Nixon's action. Impeachment inquiry to proceed, but more slowly.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist: Bill Oakes

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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