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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debates #235548

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 30, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee debates impeachment articles III and IV. Article III passes; article IV defeated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Representative Robert McClory proposes article III charging President' refusal to comply with committee subpoenas as an impeachable offense. [McCLORY - offers reasons for passing article III.] [Representative Wayne OWENS - doesn't believe President should have power to stonewall Congress in future.] [Representative Tom RAILSBACK - says committee didn't take matter to courts; article III shouldn't be passed.] [Representative Harold FROEHLICH - states courts should have been used; impeachment article out of question.] [Representative Caldwell BUTLER - plans to vote against article.] [Representative Walter FLOWERS - states committee wouldn't seriously consider impeaching President for this charge alone.] McClory's article passes by small margin. Representative John Conyers proposes article IV charging President with bombing Cambodia illegally. [CONYERS - says President began bombing without informing Congress and American people.] [Representative Delbert LATTA - supports President' stand with regard to Cambodian bombing.] [Representative William COHEN - says Congress all but ratified President' decision later.] Article IV defeated. Impeachment article dealing with President' taxes follows.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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