Adam Clayton Powell told journalists yesterday that he would run again for Congress in legal moves to regain him his seat failed.
Adam Clayton Powell told journalists yesterday that he would run again for Congress in legal moves to regain him his seat failed. The Harlem preacher-politician lost his place in Congress a few days ago following a vote of members on his alleged misappropriation of public funds.
A Select Committee, after investigating Powell's activities, had recommended that he be publicly censured, fined and stripped of seniority, and the Congress vote came as a blow to the Republican and Democratic leaders who had supported the committee's decision. Powell is to try through the Federal Court to get his seat back, and his lawyers are at present working on the matter. He says he is confident of victory there, but should it be necessary for him to run again, how will do so - "I cannot let my people down."
He is at present relaxing at Bimini, and was questioned by reporters....