Interview with Senator Ralph Yarborough
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

AFTER YOU MADE YOUR STATEMENT DENOUNCING GEORGE WALLACE AND THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN SELMA, WAS THERE ANY REACTION FROM ANY OF THE OTHER SENATORS, ANY OF THE SOUTHERN SENATORS IN PARTICULAR, DID ANYBODY CRITIZE YOU FOR SPEAKING OUT?

Senator Ralph Yarborough:

No. None that I recall. If there was, it wasn't serious enough to make a dent, I mean really objecting strong objection. None of them said a word. Of course by then I had been in the Senate eight years, and they knew that I wasn't going to shake, I wasn't going to withdraw anything. We knew each other well enough. They knew it was futile to speak to me in hoping that I'd change that somewhat.