ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 21, 1974
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(Studio) 93rd Congress begins 2nd session. Congress members sought Americans' feelings about Nixon during vacations in home districts.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Capitol Hill) House Speaker Carl Albert refuses comment on probability of Congress facing impeachment vote before year's end. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - thinks President should resign for cntry.'s good. Reason for statement outlined.] [Republican House leader John RHODES - thinks talk of resignation premature. House Judiciary Committee already has impeachment probe under way.] Senior House Judiciary Committee members to meet with chairperson Peter Rodino to hear report on progress of probe.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson; ARTIST: Freda Reiter
(Capitol Hill) Vice President Gerald Ford swears in new Ohio Senator Howard Metzenbaum after Republicans fail to hold up Metzenbaum's Congress seat. Senator Sam. Ervin and Senator Carl Curtis argue over Metzenbaum's seat. [Republican leader Senator Hugh SCOTT - hints of Watergate information capable of clearing President] [Senator Robert BYRD - thinks President should consider resignation if House votes to impeach him.] Many problems face Congress this session, but