ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1975
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(Studio) Defense Secretary designate, Don. Rumsfeld, appears before Senator Armed Services Committee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [RUMSFELD - says knows Jim Schlesinger and admires him. Thinks he was good Defense Secretary and had nothing to do with his departure.] Says knew of no maj. policy difference between him and Schlesinger. [Henry JACKSON - talks about Rumsfeld being Vice Presidential candidate.] [RUMSFELD - says not running for anything. Will serve as Defense Secretary for as long as President wants him to.] [JACKSON - asks if Rumsfeld will reject possibility of Ford asking him to be Vice President] [RUMSFELD - says presumptuous to take self out of consideration for something not being considered for.] Votes are there to approve Rumsfeld.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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