With the Summit Conference in ashes, Khrushchev heading for East Berlin and Eisenhower for Lisbon, American senators in Washington, May 18, gave strong bi-partisan support to their President.
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Background: With the Summit Conference in ashes, Khrushchev heading for East Berlin and Eisenhower for Lisbon, American senators in Washington, May 18, gave strong bi-partisan support to their President.
Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson gave these comments on what the future may hold (SOUND ON FILM).
Addressing the Senate, Senator Lyndon Johnson said that Eisenhower must be supported in this hour of crisis by "the united strength of determined people." "We are not going to be panicked by threats over Berlin or threats against our allies" he said. "The American people, I believe, are determined to maintain the strength that is necessary to survive in a world where a major power has set as its basic standard the right of the issue of might." There would be a "cool and objective assessment of whatever mistakes had been made," he added.
Earlier Senator Lyndon Johnson had sent a cablegram to Ike in Paris, reaffirming the support of all sides of Congress.
General Nathan S. Twining told senators that US and Military leaders are keeping a close watch on trouble spots, including Berlin. "Our forces are in a fine ready condition and ready to go" said the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.