Brownsville Case

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Joseph B. Foraker - Senator (1897–1909) - Opposition To Roosevelt - Brownsville Case
... On the night of August 14, 1906, gunshots were heard in the border town of Brownsville, Texas one resident was killed and a police officer wounded ... justice done, Foraker also saw political advantage in opposing Roosevelt over the Brownsville issue he might boost his own presidential ambitions for 1908 by making both Roosevelt and ... Foraker battled to have the Senate investigate the Brownsville case, and got the body to pass a resolution requiring Taft to turn over information ...

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