Governor George Wallace, closely guarded by Secret Service agents, called for the resignation of the U.
Governor George Wallace, closely guarded by Secret Service agents, called for the resignation of the U.S. Attorney General during a political rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Wednesday (June 12) night.
The former Alabama chief executive said Mr. Ramsey Clark should resign because he was behind a federal lawsuit that Wallace charged is an attempt to hinder his third party presidential campaign. The suit filed Wednesday (June 12) charges eight Alabama state agencies with racial discrimination in hiring.
Gov. Wallace arrived in Chattanooga earlier Wednesday and was greeted by a sizeable crowd at the airport. As he made his way through the crowd, he was surrounded by Secret Service men, state and local police and personal body guards. Nevertheless, he did mingle with the people at the airport and shook many hands.
At an airport news conference, he said that charges calling him a racist are unfounded. He said that similar charges have recently been made against Attorney General Clark, the Secretary of Agriculture and even President Johnson. Wallace said he wants Negroes to vote for him.