Massachusetts: War & Peace

"It happens that I have a nephew who is attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," thundered Democratic Majority Leader John McCormack in the U.S. House of Representatives last fortnight. "Not so long ago, a federal judge in Boston threatened him with contempt of court. Well, anyone who declares war on the McCormacks ought to know that a McCormack is always ready to join the issue—and the war is on until peace terms have been offered by the one who declared the war." No sooner had McCormack sat down than Brooklyn Democrat Emanuel Celler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee,...

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