Party Resignation

In a speech from the floor of the Senate, Senator Smith abandoned his career-long affiliation with the Republican Party because, he said,… read more

In a speech from the floor of the Senate, Senator Smith abandoned his career-long affiliation with the Republican Party because, he said, it was not conservative enough. In the speech he criticized colleagues for failing to stand by party platform planks which defended the right to own guns, opposed abortion, and opposed the deployment of U.S. troops under international commanders. He also said he would seek a new independent party affiliation and had not given up his bid for the presidency in 2000. close

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150390-1
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Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 1999
Last Aired:
Nov 1, 1999

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  • Jul 13, 1999 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1999 | 4:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 1999 | 12:08pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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