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Edward J. Flynn announced last night that he was asking President Roosevelt to withdraw his nomination for Minister to Australia.
"I am unwilling to permit any candidacy to be made the formal excuse for partisan political debate in the Senate," Flynn said in a formal statement.
Such a debate, Flynn said, "Would imply unfortunate disunity. If I were confirmed, it would still leave me unhappy to think that my nomination had caused such debate in time of war. To me the prosecution of the war is above all other considerations."
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