Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2

Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973… read more

Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire special Watergate prosecuter Archibald Cox. After Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus was fired, Solicitor General Bork, as the next ranking official, carried out the order to fire Cox in what has become known as the Saturday Night Massacre. In his testimony Richardson defended Bork’s actions saying, “From the outset Bob Bork was determined to make certain the Watergate special prosecution force was kept intact.” close

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10187-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 1987
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2013

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  • Sep 29, 1987 | 9:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 19, 2013 | 9:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2013 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2013 | 2:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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