THE CONGRESS: The Disbcmder

When the Senate's censure proceedings ended, Senator McCarthy could no longer complain that his exposure of Communists was being "hamstrung." With a public show of energy tempered by bluster, he ordered his Permanent Investigations Subcommittee into action, ostensibly to find Communists in defense plants.

At the committee's first open session, a scowling, puffy-eyed McCarthy, his lame right arm still in a sling, lumbered into the hearing room, followed by his wife Jean. South Dakota's Karl Mundt had just sworn in the day's first witness, a onetime FBI undercover source named Herman Thomas....

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