The passing of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) brings to mind a time when the US Congress was held in high esteem. Senator Baker valued country above partisan politics. His passing provokes thoughts comparing the Congress of the 1970’s to the Congress of the 2010’s.
He sought the truth when asking about the president of his party in relation to presidential abuses of power: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"
The background on the political courage of Howard Baker and his Republican congressional colleagues in 1973-74 makes one wonder why no Democrat will ask of president Obama: "What did he know?"
Read more at: Howard Baker: A Profile in Courage We Need Today
Also, on YouTube, Sen. Baker originally thought it was a phony scandal: