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House / Myers Expulsion #267348

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1980
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(Studio) House reported expelling Representative Michael Myers for his conviction in FBI's Abscam operation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) House television tape shown. [Representatives Charles WILSON, Jonathan BINGHAM - debate expulsion.] Myers' defense argument outlined. [MYERS - addresses House; equates own situation with that of death-row inmate.] [Ethics committee chairperson Charles BENNETT - puts vote before House] [Speaker Thomas P O'NEILL - reads expulsion order.] Myers said fighting expulsion in courts [MYERS - comments on vote.] Possibility of his reelec. in fall mentioned.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Representatives Richard Kelly, Raymond Lederer and John Murphy, themselves facing Abscam indictments, reported voting against Myers' expulsion; Representatives John Jenrette, currently on trial for role in Abscam, and Frank Thompson said not voting.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya

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