Hasty Exit

Williams forgoes a vote

He was unrepentant to the end. "I know I broke no laws," said Senator Harrison Williams before all 99 of his colleagues. He had been victimized by the FBI, "ruthless con men bearing hunting licenses," said the New Jersey Democrat. He quoted the Lord's Prayer ("Lead us not into temptation") and volunteered that "God Almighty had something to do with all of this." And then he resigned. "I leave in good spirits, good heart and strong resolve. I feel no stain. I've been strengthened."

Despite his insistence that he had...

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