National Affairs: The Eighth Ballot

Like the House, the Senate had a triangular squabble. Each side proposed members for committees and all were accepted without question except the Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Committee—Senator A. B. Cummins of Iowa, President pro tern. The fact that Mr. Cummins held both posts was made the reason for objections by the insurgent Republicans, who dearly wanted one of their own members as Chairman, notably Senator La Follette, who is next in seniority to Mr. Cummins. Senator Wheeler of Montana, a Democrat but a member of the La

Follette group, led the insurgent...

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