ABC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) Democrats said objecting to Ernest West Lefever as Reagan nomination for assistant secretary state for human rights.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Lefever shown at hearing. Characterized as conservative intellectual, critical of Jimmy Carter's human rights policy. [LEFEVER - claims concern for the fall-of every sparrow; notes, however, United States is not in charge of things everywhere.] Re: 1979 statement about repeal of US human rights standards in matters of foreign policy [LEFEVER - admits he goofed.] Lefever's brother's criticism of Lefever reported [Senator Alan CRANSTON - criticizes Lefever.] [LEFEVER - denies support of repressive regimes.] Lefever said expected to be confirmed, due to Republican majority in Senate
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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