Peter Rodino, Congressman Who Led Nixon Impeachment, Dies at 95
Peter W. Rodino Jr., a little-noticed Democratic congressman from New Jersey until he led the House impeachment investigation of President Nixon, died Saturday. He was 95.
Rodino was named chairman of the House
Judiciary Committee just months before the panel began its historic impeachment hearings in 1974.
Rodino often would say his claim to fame prior to the Watergate hearings was sponsoring the bill that made Columbus Day a national holiday.
Ironically, Columbus Day is now more controversial than the Nixon impeachment.