NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 21, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator debate regarding nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court said begun. Opposition's already having votes to defeat nomination noted. Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) [Senator Orrin HATCH - says it is the process that is involved here.] Conservatives' wishing debate to concern process of Bork defeat before it even reached Senate floor reported [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says Bork's record is too vague regarding human rights.] [Senator Thad COCHRAN - says Biden never intended to handle Bork's nomination fairly and the opposition set out to discredit him.] television commercials and newspaper ads as opposition's tools discussed. [Senator Strom THURMOND - says there is nothing racist in Bork's record.] [Senator Jake GARN - says he will treat the next Democratic nomination the same as Bork has been treated.] Possibility that both Bork and the Supreme Court Justice selection process will both be losers discussed.
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