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Sikes Reprimand #247189

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 1976
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(Studio) House votes 381-3 to reprimand Florida Representative Robert Sikes for financial misconduct.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ethics chairperson John Flynt tells House committee won't be part of lynch mob but committee also has no whitewash. Sikes leaves floor before vote. Those voting against reprimand: Olin E. Teague of Texas, F. Edward Hebert of LA and Tom Steed of OK. Sikes disciplined for failing to report stock in Fairchild Inds. and for buying stock in bank after locating it on Pensacola Naval Air Station. [SIKES - says House has spoken and he accepts that. Knows stacked deck when he sees one (with regard to why he didn't speak for self in House). Says his district mad at accusers.] Florida Democrats say Sikes will be reelected in landslide. House Democratic leader predicts Sikes will lose power as chairperson of military appropriations.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton Artist: John D. Hart

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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