Nation: Lowell Weicker Gets Mad

It was late in a long day, and Connecticut Senator Lowell P. Weicker Jr., the junior man on the Ervin committee, was just beginning his second go-round with Star Witness Dean. Weicker, the committee's rebellious Republican and sole representative from the northern half of the country, proved once more to have little flair for interrogation—in fact, he virtually gave up any pretense of questioning Dean shortly after he had started his address.

He began by reciting a veritable litany of "illegal, unconstitutional and gross" acts performed by the Executive branch since the beginning of the 1972 campaign. Then he came to his...

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