CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee conts. its impeachment debate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Representative Charles WIGGINS - urges committee to use fairness in considering impeachment.] [Representative David DENNIS - believes impeachment would only be treatment for top of cancerous root.] [Representative Trent LOTT - says members must consider best interest of country when voting.] [Representative Jerome WALDIE - states no President should pay money to defendants for burglary.] [Representative Lawrence HOGAN - believes evidence against President is like virus growing in body till body consumed.] [Representative Joshua EILBERG - believes President must be impeached to save cntry.] Undecided members gain most attention; most seem to lean toward impeachment. [Representative Caldwell BUTLER - says evidence clear President used IRS (Internal Revenue Service) to harass President' political enemies.] [Representative Hamilton FISH - states problem before committee overwhelming. Perhaps no one too untainted to judge President] [Representative Walter FLOWERS - hopes office of President can be upheld.] [Representative James MANN - says President has evidence and Mann starving for it.] [Representative William COHEN - says although some impeachment evidence circumstantial, it's not inadequate.] [Representative Harold FROEHLICH - expresses concern over impeachment and President' actions.] 1st key vote could come tomorrow on articles of impeachment.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Studio) Impeachment debate resumes at 8:15 p.m. EDT. CBS's live coverage resumes; NBC to provide tomorrow's coverage.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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