ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1980
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(Studio) House reported expelling Representative Michael Myers due to his Abscam conviction; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Move to postpone House action until after election outlined; House TV tape shown. [Representatives Lee HAMILTON, Phil lip BURTON - comment.] Ethics chairperson Charles Bennett's response noted. [Representatives Jonathan BINGHAM, Robert LIVINGSTON - debate issue.] Myers' defense of behavior outlined. [MYERS - equates situation with that of death-row inmate.] [BENNETT - calls for vote.] Final vote reported; Myers said vowing court appeal. Possible dilemma presented House should Myers be reelected considered.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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