Nation: Four Crucial Nays: Why They Did It

MOMENTS before voting began on the Carswell nomination, Robert Dole of Kansas turned his back on Vice President Agnew to speak directly to his fellow Republicans on the left side of the Senate chamber. Dole looked squarely at Marlow Cook of Kentucky, who had led the unsuccessful fight to confirm Clement Haynsworth. "The fate of G. Harrold Carswell rests on this side of the aisle," Dole said. "We will make the decision, as our votes will make the difference." Cook stared straight ahead. When his name was called to vote, he replied firmly: "No."...

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