National Affairs: Joe & the Administration

The ultimate responsibility for the conduct of all parts of the Executive Branch of the Government rests with the President of the U.S. That responsibility cannot be delegated to any other branch of the Government.

Behind this restatement of basic principle made by Dwight Eisenhower at his news conference '(see above) lies a developing theory of how the Administration should deal with Joe McCarthy. It will not try to clip an essential congressional right: examination of Government servants at any level of authority. But it will resist the abuse of this power by any congressional effort to horn in on the running...

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