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U.S. senator was called a hero for refusing a bribe from the FBI

U.S. senator was called a hero for refusing a bribe from the FBI, to which the senator responded – “I do not consider myself a hero… what have we come to if turning down a bribe is ‘heroic’?”

Senator Larry Pressler (R-SD) refused to take the bribe, saying at the time, “Wait a minute, what you are suggesting may be illegal.” He immediately reported the incident to the FBI. When Senator Pressler was told Walter Cronkite referred to him on the evening news as a “hero” he stated, “I do not consider myself a hero… what have we come to if turning down a bribe is ‘heroic’?”

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