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Senate Hearing / Agnew #450106

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1970
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee ends 3 days of hearings on Vietnam, promises more next month
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Senator concerned with role of Congress in making foreign policy. Mike Mansfield and Senator Charles Mathias propose resolution to end state of emergency declared by Truman during Korean War; gives President wartime powers in peacetime; also repealing 4 resolutions allowing President to commit United States troops abroad, one is Tonkin Gulf resolution President Johnson used to escalate war in Vietnam. [Senator MATHIAS - says worried about Cong's. role in making foreign policy.] Unlikely Mathias' resolution will reach floor of Senator for vote.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) VP Spiro Agnew found comments of Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be argumentative criticism on part of Senators having vested interest in failure in Vietnam. [AGNEW - believes criticism on part of Senate Foreign Relations Committee is sour grapes.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Huntley, Chet;
Valeriani, Richard
Duration:
00:02:40

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