Newspaper clipping from the Washington Star on Bilbo's address to the Senate about the call for his resignation and his stance on the anti-poll tax.

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Newspaper clipping from the Washington Star on Bilbo's address to the Senate about the call for his resignation and his stance on the anti-poll tax.

Description

This article covers Bilbo's address on the senate floor and the call for him to resign. Bilbo, blaming interference from the Communist Party, states his refusal to step down from his position as a United States senator.

Creator

Washington Star

Source

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers, M2, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Date

1944-05-13

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En

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Text

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Paper

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Newspaper clipping from the Washington star that reads:<br />
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Bilbo bless communist and reply to the man’s he quit DC post<br />
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Senator Bilbo, Democrat, a Mississippi made his mom planned answer on the Senate floor late yesterday to some of those who have demanded his resignation as chairman of the Senate District committee, single out the communist party at Washington for an oratorical blast while engaging in the filibuster against the anti-poll tax bill.<br />
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Scarfing at the “in sane, egotistical and pusillanimous” request that he resign as “ex officio mayor“ of Washington, Senator Bilbo read to the Senate a reply he said he had sent to James L. Branca and others in which he termed that “motley and mongrel“ communist party.<br />
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“The clamoring of a handful of ignorant, un-American trouble breeders that largely make up the leaders and members of your communist party,“ he continued, “Will not be able to create a ripple on the Sea of serenity and unity and determination of the worthwhile American people.“<br />
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Blaming the communist party for having inspired anti-poll tax bill, which he regarded as an interim wedge in a move to break up the dual system of government, the Mississippi and wound up his reply to the group with this:<br />
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“Let me say to you and to every member of your incongruous gang: go straight and jump into the abyss of perdition, and may I add further that you bespatter your muddled, twisted, swiveled, infinitesimal suggestion of brains on the brim stones in the bottomless pits of perpetual hell, and that you’re seared, diseased and ill former carcasses fry and sizzle for trillions of years beyond doomsday in the eternal fires of a damned.“<br />
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After adding “again and again my answer is no, 1000 times no!“ As to resign in his committee post, Senator Bilbo signed his reply to Branca “yours truly.“

Citation

Washington Star, “Newspaper clipping from the Washington Star on Bilbo's address to the Senate about the call for his resignation and his stance on the anti-poll tax.,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed July 17, 2024, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/175.

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