Interview with Cyrus Vance
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

Why was it important that Romney, Romney made the request in writing declaring his own--

CYRUS VANCE:

Because under the Constitution--

INTERVIEWER:

CYRUS VANCE:

Oh, the written request from, ah, Romney to federalize the guard and to put in the federal troops was necessary because under the Constitution, ah, the guarding of the prerogative against putting federal troops into any State, is, is one which was, ah, very, ah, zealously guarded over the years. And in light with the Constitutional provisions and the statutes which had been enacted--enacted in 1792 by the Congress, it was necessary that very, be a very clear statement by the Governor that he could not contain, ah, the matter. And that, ah, ah, domestic violence was such that, ah, federal troops were needed to, ah, deal with the matter.

INTERVIEWER:

OK, cut please.