Joseph McCarthy: Senator of Anti-Communism
In February 1950, McCarthy gave a Lincoln Day address in Wheeling, West Virginia. He claimed that over 200 communists held jobs at the State Department.
Senator Joseph McCarthy hired Roy Cohn in 1953 as Chief Counsel.
Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the first senator to stand up to Joseph McCarthy.
Author Langston Hughes was called before Sen. McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations.
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McCarthy declared to Congress that scholar Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy."