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Hays / Ray / Sex Scandal #488760

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 02, 1976
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(Studio) House Ethics Committee votes to investigate sex scandal involving Representative Wayne Hays and Elizabeth Ray.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Hays meets with House Speaker Carl Albert with regard to scandal; Albert doesn't elaborate on meeting [In Boston, majority leader Tip O'NEILL - thinks Hays should step down as chairperson of 2 cmtes. till matter cleared.] [Representative James QUILLEN - thinks matter must be probed. Committee investigation won't interfere with other ones.] 7 members of Democrat caucus send letter asking support for Hays to step aside from House chrmships. till probe complete. Rptdly. Hays bargaining; wants to appointed 3 members to take over check-signing duties on congress campaign committee and appointed caretaker chairperson to House Admin. Committee Hays to make announcement tomorrow.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

(Studio) "Chicago Tribune" reports Ray told federal agents tapes exist of sexual encounters she had with various congress members Ms. Ray denies story.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda

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