|For RELEASE AUGUST 24, 1961
By Morris K. Udall
SHOULD WE IMPEACH CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN?
House Committee chairmen are important and busy people. Chairman Francis E. Walter of the House Un-American Activities Committee is one of the few major Committee chairmen who really goes out of his way to assist newcomers to the House with their problems.
I have often disagreed with particular projects and actions of HUAC, but have steadfastly maintained the need for this committee to investigate -- under proper rules and safeguards -- and to recommend necessary laws on subversion.
The veteran Pennsylvanian, now in the twilight of a long congressional career, is a man of great courtesy, integrity and good humor. Last week he sought me out to inquire of my progress and to ask if he could help me in any way.
I decided to take him up on his offer because I get letters from people asking me for the facts about charges they've read -- charges which attack the patriotism of such Americans as Chief Justice Earl Warren, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, and other prominent persons.
I thought perhaps Chairman Walter could help
me answer these letters and I wrote him an official inquiry posing these
Following is the text of the answers from
|CONGRESSMAN'S REPORT... SHOULD WE IMPEACH
CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN?
Among groups seeking to impeach the Chief Justice are the John Birch Society and an organization calling itself the Arizona Mothers for Earl Warren's Impeachment.
I think the statements by Chairman Walter should lay at rest some of the irresponsible charges being made by these and other groups. I hope our people will support their leaders in these critical times and avoid making reckless and unfounded charges against fellow Americans.
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