House Divided: An election splits Congress

An election splits Congress

Never in this century has a congressional race been so close. And rarely in modern times has a political question divided the House so violently. Some Republicans last week called their Democratic colleagues "thugs" and "slime" and spoke of using "guerrilla warfare" and "massive retaliation." There was even wild talk about Republican legislators staging mass sit-ins, locking the doors of the House chamber or chaining themselves to the rostrum in protest. The source of the bitterness: after months of recounts in the Eighth District of Indiana, a House panel ruled that Democratic Incumbent Francis McCloskey had beaten Republican Challenger Richard McIntyre...

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