Letter from John W. Wydler to MLK


Congressman Wydler of New York responds to Dr. King's letter on the seating of the Mississippi delegation to Congress. Dr. King's letter, sent to several government officials prior to the vote, urges House Representatives to vote against the seating of the current delegation. However, Congressman Wydler mentions that the Administration "cut off all debate on this subject" and disallowed discussion regarding "the challenge to the seating of these Congressmen." Although Congressman Wydler claims he voted against the motion, he expresses sympathy that "the vote did not carry" and the Mississippi Congressmen were sworn in.

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