National Affairs: This Is Not So

The Republican reaction was prompt. Said New York's Senator Irving Ives,who had often taken labor's part in debate and committee room: "[The veto message] is the worst possible interpretation of the provisions of the bill, based on the assumption of the worst possible administration of the act." While the bill's opponents in the Senate filibustered desperately to delay the vote (see The Congress), Senator Robert Taft went on the air half an hour after Harry Truman finished his broadcast and took up Harry Truman's speech.

Said Taft: "[The President] ignores every abuse by labor unions . . . criticizes every provision designed...

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