The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was
called to order by the Acting President
pro tempore tion is shocked
and grieved at the cruel blow tha.t has
been dealt to Gov. George c. Wallace by
a would-be assassin. It is only natural
that in the forefront of those who are
saddened by this tragedy are the proud
people of Alabama, for Govemor Wallace,
as Governor of our State, is her first
citizen and is much beloved by our people.
Therefore, on behalf of the people
of my g1·eat State and on behalf of my
distinguished senior colleague e who actively participate
Whereas, all American are saddened at this
trELgedy and sympathize deeply with G<>vernor
Wallace ELnd his tmnlly and pro.y
tor his recovery: Now, therefore, be It
Re&olved by the Senate and House ot Representatives
of the United States In Congress
.assembled, That the attempted assnsstnatlon
ot Governor Wallace Is deeply deplored ELnd
Th!Lt Governor Wallace has the best wishes
and prELyers or ELll citizens tor his speedy
Tha.t the Wallace tnmUy Is extended the
sympELthy and encouragement and best
wishes or all members ot Congress, the distinguished
VIce President and the President
o! the Unl\ted States.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore.
Under the previous order, the Senator
from Alaska (Mr. GRAVEL) is recognized
for not to exceed 15 minutes.
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, w1ll
the Senator from Alaska yield to me
for 2 minutes?
Mr. GRAVEL. I yield to the majority
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore.
The Senator from Montana is recognized.
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I wish
to speak on another matter which bears
in a certain sense a relationship to the
attempted assassination of Governor
Wallace. Within the past several days
there have been attempts to fire bomb,
I understand, the campaign headquarters
of our colleague, Senator JOHN TowER
of Texas, and recently, on yesterday,
our associate in the House, Representative
I hope this does not mark a trend in
that direction as far as other candidates
are concerned, whether they be
Democratic or Republican candidates
but it does seem to appear that one~
somebody does something, a chain of
events is set in mobion and new circumstances
begin to occur. For example, in
the case of hijacking, someone thought
of the idea, it worked, others followed,
and 1t becomes almost epidemic at times.
The same could be said about assassinations
and attempted assassinations of
those who have aspired for high political
office in the past decade.
I hope we would be aware of these
events and if legislation is necessary to
take care of actions of this kind in the
future we would consider it, and to note
most carefully that what applies to presidential
candidates in one sense, Jess directly
appliEs to certain candidates for
office this year.
I thank the Senator for yielding.
THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION
OF GOVERNOR WALLACE
Mr. GRAVEL. Mr. President. I rise also,
as did the Senator from Alabama and
the distinguished majority leader, to express
my feelings about the dastardly act
that took place yesterday afternoon at
I consider myself an opponent of the
views expressed in the course of his campaign
by the Governor of Alabama. but
I think he not only had a legal right but
every moral right to push for the- views
that he held so strongly. I can say he
was a. great advocate, and is a great a
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