INVESTIGATIONS: To the Point of Disorder

By this week, almost all of the Republicans (and some Democrats) on Capitol Hill wanted the McCarthy V. Army hearings to go away. Both old and new political hands realized that the investigation had turned into an pettifogging, time-wasting spectacle which was hurting the Republican Party, and lowering the prestige of Congress. Across the U.S., thousands of televiewers agreed with Vice President Nixon's view that the proceedings had reached the ridiculous stage. But there was little prospect that the hearings would ¹ improve or 2) end soon.

In the first place, the...

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