Censure of Senator McCarthy

7/30/1954

Senator Joseph McCarthy became chairman of the Committee on Government Operations and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in the late 1940s, looking into improper Government activity. His targets included Government employees accused of being Communists. McCarthy led televised investigations, forcing people to defend themselves in front of the American public. Some Members of Congress disagreed with McCarthy’s accusations and interrogation tactics and passed a resolution to censure him.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate


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