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President, Republican Senators Meet / 1976 Election #240109

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) Republican Senators meet with President to discuss pols. Senators praise President' actions in Mayaguez incident.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - sees little competition for President Ford from Democrats in `76 presidential election. Democrats do have Hubert Humphrey, but they probably won't nomination him.] Scott convinced Ford will run. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says he wants to find out identities of all presidential candidates before committing to 1.] Senators say Mayaguez political plus for Ford. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says President regrets Mayaguez casualties but has no regrets about his actions.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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