Joseph Raymond McCarthy
Senator McCarthy stalked out of a congressional committee room in a rage,
to be met by a bevy of reporters who asked him to comment upon a shocking
allegation that had just been made. "Why, it's the most unheard-of
thing I've ever heard of," McCarthy exploded.
U.S. politician, senator from Wisconsin. He was notorious as
the instigator of a persecution of people suspected — often totally without
cause — of Communist sympathies during the Cold War period. In 1954 the
senator was censured by a congressional inquiry and McCarthyism was finally
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