THE CONGRESS: A Watered-Down Version

President Eisenhower's condemnation of the Bricker amendment (TIME, Jan. 25) was having its effect—and nobody knew it better than Republican John Bricker. Last week the Ohio Senator retaliated by sending a letter to each of his colleagues, asserting that the President had been "misinformed" about the amendment, and had given "wide circulation to ... erroneous charges." On the Senate floor, Bricker went further. Said he: "It would be highly improper for the President of the U.S. to employ extra-legal pressures in an effort to defeat the amendment."

But the ebb tide had set in and John Bricker could not stop...

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