03847A_14193: Watergate: Affidavits

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IT WAS THE WORK OF PROFESSIONALS. THIS, OF COURSE, DISABLED THE BUS. A SECOND BUS CAME UP BEHIND. IT WAS QUICKLY PUT OUT OF COMMISSION.

MR. WILLIE GREER, THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN FROM MY DISTRICT IN KENTUCKY, ASKED IF I SAW THEM SLASHING THE TIRES. I AM SURE THEY WERE SLASHED, FOR THE TIRES WENT DOWN, BUT I SAW NO KNIVES.

ACROSS THE STREET A NICE NEW CADILLAC WAS ALSO PUT OUT OF COMMISSION. THE MOB PASSED ON DOWN THE STREET, YELLING, SCREAMING, AND BREAKING OUT GLASS WINDOWS. WE HAD NO POLICE PROTECTION NOR MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONVENTION CENTER.

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HOWEVER, WE WERE DETERMINED, AS AMERICAN CITIZENS, THAT EVEN IF WE HAD TO WALK, FIGHT, OR BOTH, WE WERE GOING TO EXERCISE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO VOTE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. BUT MANY OF THE WOMEN AND SOME OF THE OLDER MEN DECIDED TO STAY AT THE HOTEL.

THE STATE CHAIRMAN, JOHN KERR, AND I; WITH THE MAYOR OF MOREHEAD, WILLIAM H. LAYNE; AND BILL RUEFF OF MORGANTOWN, KENTUCKY, LED OUR GROUP OF ABOUT TWENTY A DISTANCE OF TWELVE TO FIFTEEN BLOCKS IN A RATHER CIRCUITOUS ROUTE TO THE CONVENTION CENTER. LUCKILY, WE MET ONLY A FEW HECKLERS AND WENT THROUGH A

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RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF TEAR GAS. AFTER THE CONVENTION, WE CAME BACK TO THE HOTEL THE SAME WAY WE WENT -- ON FOOT. THERE WAS MORE TEAR GAS, MORE HECKLING, BUT NO ATTACKS.

THE WOMEN WERE TERRIBLY FRIGHTENED, AND WERE OVERJOYED WHEN WE REACHED OUR HOTEL.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I WENT THROUGH COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC, AND THE PEOPLE WE FACED THERE WERE NO MORE FANATICAL OR FIERCE THAN THESE REVOLUTIONARIES WE FACED IN MIAMI. WE NEVER DREAMED INCIDENTS SUCH AS THIS WOULD OCCUR IN AMERICA, BUT THEY DID.

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I HAVE WITH ME A FILM OF AN INTERVIEW MADE BY N.B.C. IN CONVENTION CENTER WHICH CORROBORATES MY STATEMENT, AND I WILL SUBMIT IT FOR YOUR PERUSAL IF YOU DESIRE; BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT BACK FOR MY PERSONAL RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I SHOULD BE HAPPY TO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THEM.

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