Senator Wayne L. Morse: One of Two to Vote Against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

“Morse was the only member of the Senate to switch parties and be re-elected. A waterfront arbitrator and member of the National War Labor Board during WWII, he had a knack for strikebreaking. The senator was one of only two senators to vote against the famed Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. His ability to correctly foresee and predict the outcome of the Vietnam War was prophetic and politically valuable.” Source

Senator Wayne Morse

Senator Wayne Morse

Senator Ernest Gruening (D-AK) was the other vote against the resolution.

Senator Ernest Guening

Senator Ernest Guening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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