July 12, 1996 in Nation/World

Gop Lambastes Reno For Waco

Compiled From Wire Services

Republicans accused Attorney General Janet Reno of negligence in authorizing the FBI’s assault on the Branch Davidians and said President Clinton should have accepted her offer to resign.

House Democrats quickly charged that the GOP lawmakers were playing politics in their preliminary report Thursday on the 1993 disaster near Waco, Texas, accusing them of waiting nearly a year to release their conclusions close to the November election and trying to curry favor with the gun lobby.

The report, based on 10 days of hearings last summer, contains only the Republicans’ views.

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