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Reagan / Cabinet #268684

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 06, 1980
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(Studio) Opposition in Senate to appointed of Alexander Haig as Secretary of State by Ronald Reagan announced. Incoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairperson Charles Percy's favoring of an independent Palestinian state said in opposition to position of President-elect.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Angeles, California) Opposition to Haig said primarily based on his role in Watergate scandal. Specific issues listed. [Senator Robert BYRD - says questions serious enough that it is possible Haig will not be confirmed.] Reports that Clifford Hansen and Citicorp chairperson Walter Wriston have turned down appts. as Secys. of Interior and Treasury respectively because of tough conflicts-of- interest laws cited.

(Studio) Report with regard to Senator Percy's statement introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Percy's statement to USSR diplomats with regard to Palestinian state headed by Yasir Arafat and his conditions for the creation of such a state cited.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(Studio) Telegram said sent to President-elect Reagan by Rabbi Alexander Schindler of Union of American Hebrew Congregations urging him to disassociate self from Senator Percy's views.

Ferrugia, John;
Schieffer, Bob

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