The War Upon President Johnson.
May 22, 1866
Radicals in Congress plot how to diminish Johnson's political power because he vetoes all the bills they are attempting to pass.
The War Upon President Johnson. The extreme men of the Congress are bent on doing something to diminish the power of the President. The clause in the Post-office Appropriation bill crippling him in his power of removal and appointment to office was reconsidered and stricken out by the Senate after the bill had been sent to the House. This was done because it was ascertained that the bill could not be passed over the veto of the President, more than one leading member of the majority having expressed his disapprobation of incorporating such a measure into the Appropriation bill.
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