The Nation: Rhodes: Stanching the Blood

The agonizing within the House of Representatives over impeachment has not been limited to members of the Judiciary Committee or to rank-and-file members of both parties: it has most particularly borne down on the Republican leader of the House, Congressman John Rhodes of Arizona. Last week Rhodes let it be known that he had been struggling with the question of whether Richard Nixon should be impeached, and would announce his decision this week.

In ordinary times, it would be inconceivable that a Republican congressional leader could seriously be entertaining the idea of voting...

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