Borah’s Stand on Other Nation’s Internal Policies Held Inconsistent

Senator William Borah’s declaration in the Senate Thursday that the United States had nothing to do with another nation’s internal policies was held inconsistent today with his stand of four years ago concerning persecution of Catholic in Mexico.

Commenting on the Senator’s statement, made in the course of a speech defending the embargo on arms, Edwin L. James, managing editor of the New York Times, said in his Sunday column: “At one point Senator Borah’s memory must have failed him. He declared that we had nothing to do with the internal policies of another country. His hearers, or many of them, took this to mean that Hitler’s persecution of the Jews should not concern the United States But it was on Jan. 31, 1935, that Senator Borah himself introduced a resolution calling on this Government to decommenting about the persecution of Catholics in Mexico. Has the counter Senator Borah changed in those four years? Perhaps the Senator will get around to explaining what some people have taken for an inconsistency.”

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