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(Studio) Idea of more pardons creates backlash.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [Democratic national chairperson Robert STRAUSS - says Ford slashed political wrists. Thought it was dawn of new day, not stepping back into shadows.] Sen Walter Mondale urges amending Const. so pardons can be overruled. Senator Alan Cranston speaks of resolution urging president restraints with regard to pardons. [Senator John TOWER - says can't gauge political impact yet.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says hope this is trial balloon.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER, JR. - says point of last 2 years in United States is government of laws, not men; is equal justice in US.] [Judiciary Committee chairperson Representative Peter RODINO - says President has this authority regardless of 2 sets of standards.] Kentucky Republican Charles Coy says everyone wants to forgive. Michigan Republican chairperson, William McLaughlin says general pardon would be damaging. Connecticut Democrat chairperson John Bailey, says it'll hurt Republican candidates. Unnamed spokesperson expressed alarm at idea.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
- Morton, Bruce;
- Mudd, Roger
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