WASHINGTON (May. 11)
Senator Robert R. Reynolds (Dem.,N.C.), in a four-hour speech today, denied that he was pro-Nazi, defended his anti-alien “Vindicators” organization and condemned the Wagner-Rogers children refugees bill as “a measure to take American jobs away from Americans.”
Denying that he had pro-Nazi sympathies, Senator Reynolds declared: “I’ve joined others in denouncing the tactics of the rulers of dictatorships such as Germany and Italy, but I insist that the United States remain aloof from European battles.” He denied the truth of a report that while in Germany recently he conferred with Chancellor Adolf Hitler and other Germans and become a member of their clique. He said he spent only two days in Berlin on a sight-seeing tour and the only official place he called on was the American Embassy.
The Senator charged that Communists were opposing his proposed legislation to suspend the immigration quota. He declared that Communists”can have their say, but as soon as an American citizen tells the truth he’s accused of being pro-Hitler.” ” I’ve been virtually branded as a traitor, a scoundrel and as a representative of the Hitler Government, which the American people hate more than any government in the world, ” he added. The objective of the Vindicators, he said, was the protection of American jobs for Americas.