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GOP Pushes Kennedy to be Tougher on Cuba

Dec. 8, 1962 - Republicans called on President Kennedy today for action toward the “complete elimination” of Communist military power in Cuba and the overthrow of Fidel Castro. In one of a series of resolutions adopted at a two-day conference, the Republican National Committee accused the Democratic administration of deceiving the American people about the presence of missiles in Cuba at a time when it said GOP spokesmen had exposed their presence there. The Republicans lashed out at what they called “suppression and distortion of truth” by the Kennedy Administration in its information policies. They condemned what they said was Mr. Kennedy’s “grab for excessive power” in the Presidency. All of this added up to a preview of the issues Republicans seem likely to pound away at during the 1963 tuning-up process for the 1964 presidential and congressional campaigns.


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