"Senator Thomas C. Hennings of Missouri was chairman of a committee in the
Senate, investigating the State Department's passport division. The assistant secretary of
state was testifying after I testified. Senator Hennings said, "How did Pauling
happen to get his passport then? Was there an appeal?" Well, they said a sort of
self-generating appeal. So Senator Hennings said, "Do you mean to sit there and tell
me that the State Department of the United States of America allows some committee of
foreigners in a foreign country to decide which Americans will be allowed to travel?"
Well, he didn't have any answer to that question".