Photograph by Fred Maroon

The Nixon Years

Gerald Warren (left), deputy press
secretary, with congressmen who
came to the White House to inform
Nixon that they did not have the votes
to prevent impeachment. Left-right:
Senator Hugh Scott,  Senator Barry 
Goldwater, and House Minority Leader John Rhodes at the microphone.
 August  7, 1974.

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This visit by members of Congress was the catalytic agent that persuaded the President that his best option was to resign.  He did not have the votes to avoid impeachment.  It was the sad task of these men to relay that information to him.  Afterwards they held a press conference on the White House lawn.

The week beginning August 5, 1972, was unlike any I had ever experienced. It defined what was one of the most politically momentous events of the century. To this day I cannot remember when I experienced the White House so full of dark foreboding.  By the evening of August 8 we all knew we were in the final countdown, and that something climactic was imminent.  Although the drama was taking place in the same building in which we were sequestered, we, like the rest of America, had to watch television to find out what was happening just a few steps from us.  No matter what your political persuasion, it was an emotional and sad moment that evening when President Nixon appeared on television to announce his resignation.

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