Sunday, November 22, 2020

The day that changed the country forever.

 57 years ago today, a Senate hearing was scheduled to investigate Bobby Baker, an associate of the Vice President of the United States, for influence pedaling, in the afternoon.

The previous day, Richard Nixon, of the opposing party predicted that same Vice President would be dropped from the upcoming Presidential Ticket. The morning paper read "Nixon Predicts JFK May Drop Johnson"

Plans changed forever that day, as the President of the United States was assassinated.

The previously doomed Vice President was suddenly thrust into power. The investigation was paused, and did not expand to include the newly installed President.

That influence pedaling has only grown and taken over both parties and continues to this day.

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