Senator Robert Kennedy said Monday (April 1) he will continue to campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
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Kennedy reading his telegram to the President at a news conference in New York. Here is a verbatim of what is on film:
TRANSCRIPT: "Last night, I sent to the President the following telegram: Mr. President: First of all, let me say that your new efforts toward peace in Vietnam will succeed. Your decision regarding the Presidency subordinates self to country, and is truly magnanimous. I respectfully and earnestly request an opportunity to visit with you as soon as possible to discuss how we might work together in the interest of national unity during the coming months. Sincerely, Robert F. Kennedy. That wire sums up much of what I want to say today. The President's action reflects both courage and generosity of spirit."
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Background: Senator Robert Kennedy said Monday (April 1) he will continue to campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. In a telegram to President Johnson, Kennedy praised Mr. Johnson for his courage in putting country above self.