Margaret Chase Smith
Senator Margaret Chase Smith asked Senator Joseph McCarthy for evidence to support his allegations of communists in the State Department, but he ignored her requests. In June 1950, Smith delivered a Declaration of Conscience against "the selfish political exploitation of fear, bigotry, ignorance and intolerance. "
The McCarthy hearings are now emblematic of the 1950s "Red Scare."
Senator Joseph McCarthy hired Roy Cohn in 1953 as Chief Counsel.
Author Langston Hughes was called before Sen. McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations.
Watch the opening scene of McCarthy.
McCarthy declared to Congress that scholar Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy."