Reaction in Washington to President Nixon's decision to bomb North Vietnam appeared Sunday (April 16) to be divided along party lines.
Reaction in Washington to President Nixon's decision to bomb North Vietnam appeared Sunday (April 16) to be divided along party lines. Democrats like Presidential candidate Edmund Muskie vowed he would introduce a resolution in the Senate calling for an end to all United States land, sea and air activity against North Vietnam.
Senator Kennedy called it a dangerous and reckless re-escalation of the war - a wanton response to the failure of the President's Vietnamisation policy. He said the American people - and certainly Congress - should be outraged by it.
Prominent Republicans, on the other hand, were rallying to the defence of the Republican administration.
Representative Hebert, of Louisiana, called the bombing one of the most important things the President had ever done to end the war. The attempt to inject politics into the discussion he called vulgar and horrendous
SYNOPSIS: In Washington Representative Hebert and Senator Kennedy took opposing stands on the bombing of North Vietnam...