President Reagan Says He Will Fight to Repeal 22nd Amendment

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General Information

Source:
NBC Nightly News
Creator:
Tom Brokaw
Event Date:
01/18/1989
Air/Publish Date:
01/18/1989
Resource Type:
Video News Report
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
1989
Clip Length:
00:00:47

Description

During his final days in office, President Ronald Reagan vows to continue speaking out on issues that concern him. Among other things, Reagan says he will push for repeal of the 22nd amendment that limits a president to just two terms in office.

Citation

MLA

"President Reagan Says He Will Fight to Repeal 22nd Amendment." Tom Brokaw, correspondent. NBC Nightly News. NBCUniversal Media. 18 Jan. 1989. NBC Learn. Web. 5 September 2012.

APA

Brokaw, T. (Reporter). (1989, January 18). President Reagan Says He Will Fight to Repeal 22nd Amendment. [Television series episode]. NBC Nightly News. Retrieved from https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3066

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"President Reagan Says He Will Fight to Repeal 22nd Amendment" NBC Nightly News, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 01/18/1989. Accessed Wed Sep 5 2012 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3066

Transcript

President Reagan Says He Will Fight to Repeal 22nd Amendment

TOM BROKAW, reporting:

President Reagan is making one thing clear in his last two days in office. As former President Reagan, he will remain active speaking out on issues that concern him. In a White House interview, Reagan told me that among other things, he will push for a repeal of the 22nd Amendment that limits a President to just two terms.

President REAGAN: This is the only office that is elected by all the people. I think that is an infringement on the democratic rights of the people. And now that I’m out of office, so that they can’t accuse me of wanting to do it for myself, I’m going to see if I can’t mobilize the people to demand the repeal of that Amendment. It is an invasion of their democratic rights to vote for whoever they want to vote for and for however long.

BROKAW: So we will see a lot of Ronald Reagan speaking around the country?

REAGAN: Yeah.