National Affairs: Distraction & Division

In the budding congressional campaign of 1954, many Republican candidates have tried to steer clear of the McCarthy issue. Last week onetime Representative Clifford Case, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, changed the script: in a 1,250-word statement liberally distributed by his headquarters, he said bluntly that he would vote against continuing McCarthy as chairman, or even as a member of the Committee on Government Operations or any committee like it.

From the time he entered the U.S.

House of Representatives in 1945, able Lawyer Case has been concerned about abuses in congressional investigations. More than five years...

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