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Senator Morse Pushes Anti-Vietnam War Stand

Apr. 2, 1964 - Senator Wayne Morse (D-Ore.) (pictured) said today that he planned to introduce a resolution asking the Senate to go on record as to whether or not it supports the Johnson Administration’s policies in South Vietnam. At the same time, Morse called on President Johnson to make known whether he condoned an alleged charge by the South Vietnamese Premier, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh, calling Morse a traitor to U.S. interests for urging withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam.

“I want to know the position of my Government on that charge, and I want to know it quickly,” Morse declared in a Senate speech delivered on a point of personal privilege. “I want to know the position of President Johnson too. I shall away the position of the President of the United States on the statement of this tinhorn tyrant dictator.”



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