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Haynsworth / Senate Opposition / Republicans #443234

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1969
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(Studio) 2 Republican leaders, Senators Robert Griffin and Margaret Chase Smith, opposed to Judge Clement Haynsworth's nomination for Supreme Court Of 2 other leaders, Senator Gordon Allott for Judge and Senator Hugh Scott hasn't said. White House Press Secretary said President Nixon had no great expression of joy for the defection.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Griffin and Smith not happy about move. Both voted against Abe Fortas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Senator GRIFFIN - says couldn't support nomination. Public confidence in Court important Vote to be close. President ought to take good look at situation.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) White House keeps up brave front.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President Nixon still endorses nomination. Strategy is still for Senator fight, rather than for withdrawal.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(DC) Senator Birch Bayh says may have found more conflict of interest cases. [BATH - says Justice Department gives us nothing, but the runaround. Thought Attorney General was people's attorney, too.] Speculated President Nixon would rather lose in Senate than be humiliated by pulling out name.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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