In Washington, Senate reaction to Taiwan's expulsion from the United Nations on Monday has been varied--but mostly critical.
GV Capitol, Washington.
SV Senator Peter Dominick Speaks to camera.
CU Senator Barry Goldwater speaks
CU Senator Frank Church speaking
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: DOMINICK: "What the United Nations did in expelling the Republic of China is I think about as bad a happening as could occur, insofar as both the free world is concerned and also the United Nations. It downgrades the United Nations' ability to be able to have any peacekeeping forces. It takes into the United Nations a country which has been branded as an aggressor. It throws out a country which is representing on its own island more than governments of two-thirds of the member nations of the United Nations, and in my opinion it creates such a chaos as far as the United Nations is concerned, that we've got to take a look at our own financial commitments to the United Nations."
SEQ 3: GOLDWATER: "Well I suggested on the floor of the Senate today that we stop all funds for the United Nations...What that'll do to the United Nations I don't know. I have a hunch it wold cause them to fold up which would make me very happy at this particular point. I think if this happens they can well move their headquarters to Peking or Moscow and get 'em out of this country."
SEQ 4: CHURCH: "Am I in favour of picking up my marbles and leaving the game when someone else wins a point? Of course not. To take that reaction would be simply to make a difficult situation much worse for the United States and everyone concerned."
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Background: In Washington, Senate reaction to Taiwan's expulsion from the United Nations on Monday has been varied--but mostly critical. Several Senators have suggested cutting U.S. funds to the U.N. In this film, VISNEWS records some of their reactions.