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Pardon / Congressional Reaction #479236

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) Some newspaper editorials said Ford moved too quickly. Others praised move.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Congress reaction negative. Senator Howard Baker says pardon reinjects Watergate into political air. His mail 9-1 against pardon. Senator John McClellan calls pardon mistake. Senator Sam Ervin says pardon closes Nixon investigation. [ERVIN - says pardon aids and abets cover-up operations.] [Representative Jerome WALDIE - says impeachment inquiry should be reopened.] [Representative Tom RAILSBACK - says timing not good.] Representative Peter Rodino opposes reopening inquiry. Senator Robert Byrd says nothing Congress members can do but to await special prosecutor's report
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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