National Affairs: What They Said

No sooner had the President waved his last wave and left Capitol Hill than the comments began to click off the news tickers. Congress would examine the proposals "carefully and thoroughly," promised Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson, scheduling hearings before the Foreign Relations Committee. Senate Minority Leader William Knowland remarked that he would "support a policy that would prevent Soviet aggression," but "the details will, of course, have to be worked out by the legislative arm." South Carolina's Olin Johnston was flatly against the whole plan. "I am supporting the President," drawled Georgia's Carl Vinson, chairman of the House Armed Services...

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