National Affairs: I Impeach. . . .

"Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of constitutional privilege." One afternoon last week Representative Louis Thomas McFadden, rambunctious Pennsylvania Republican, planted himself in the House well, squared his stocky shoulders, spoke these words. Behind him on the rostrum slouched Speaker Garner. Before him several hunched members drowsed through routine legislation. The strident McFadden voice continued: "On my own responsibility as a member of the House of Representatives, I impeach Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors and offer the following resolution. . . ." The House,...

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