Reaction to CIA Director Hearings

Sen. Metzenbaum, member of the Senate Select Intelligence committee, responded to reporters' questions following a session of the… read more

Sen. Metzenbaum, member of the Senate Select Intelligence committee, responded to reporters' questions following a session of the Senate Select Intelligence committee’s confirmation hearings for Robert Gates, former deputy director of Central Intelligence, for the position of director of Central Intelligence. In a brief statement, Sen. Metzenbaum characterized Mr. Gates' testimony as a “confirmation conversion,” in which Mr. Gates changed his previously expressed attitudes and opinions in his testimony to serve his interests in the confirmation hearing. He compared Mr. Gates' testimony to that of Judge Clarence Thomas, currently testifying in his own confirmation hearings to become a Justice on the Supreme Court. close

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22138-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 21, 1991

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  • Sep 21, 1991 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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