• Short Summary

    After hearing President Nixon's address to the nation announcing the mining of North Vietnamese ports, some members of the House of Representatives in Washington began preparing a motion for the impeachment of the President.

  • Description

    After hearing President Nixon's address to the nation announcing the mining of North Vietnamese ports, some members of the House of Representatives in Washington began preparing a motion for the impeachment of the President.

    But reaction to the latest moves in the United States was mixed. Leading Democratic Presidential candidates were sharply critical, with Senator Hubert Humphrey describing them as unpredictably dangerous and Senator George McGovern calling them a flirtation with World War Three.

    Another critic was the New York representative Bella Abzug, who said she believed the President's actions constituted a misdemeanour under the United States Constitution and that the blockade of North Vietnamese ports was an "act of war".

    Senator Barry Goldwater, who ran against Lyndon Johnson for the Presidency in 1964, did not share this opinion.

    SYNOPSIS: In Washington, there's been more reaction to the mining of North Vietnamese ports. New York Representative Bella Abzug spoke of impeaching President Nixon.

    "I think the President's actions...."
    "...for impeachment".

    Senator Barry Goldwater commented on the risk of war.

    "There is considerable alarm..."
    "...sinking Russian ships".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8KF4ZNKW5WGV8NRIQVOFV2W6C
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KF4ZNKW5WGV8NRIQVOFV2W6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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