ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 1980
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(Studio) 96th Congress reported recessing until lame-duck session following election; expulsion recently of Representative Michael Myers and now morals charge against another member cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Representative Robert Bauman's unofficial leadership of conservative Republicans in House and presidency of American Conservative Union noted; Bauman's stand on various issues outlined on screen. House television tapes shown. [BAUMAN - addresses House] Bauman's arraignment today on chgs. involving alleged overtures to a minor boy and judge's ruling reported; possible political consequences of situation considered.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
(DC) 96th Congress's actions on various legislature outlined on screen; Representatives and Senators involved in legal or personal problems noted include Michael Myers; John Jenrette, Frank Thompson, Richard Kelly, John Murphy and Raymond Lederer, all involved in Abscam, as well as Charles Diggs, Charles H. Wilson, Herman Talmadge. Details given, films shown. No. of Representatives and Senators accused of violating laws of Congress in past years mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
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