REPUBLICANS,INVESTIGATIONS: The Colossal Innocent

REPUBLICANS

In the strongest excoriation ever directed at Senator McCarthy by one of his Republican Senate colleagues, Vermont's Ralph Edward Flanders last week accused him of 1) paralleling Adolf Hitler's brand of antiCommunism, 2) "setting church against church," 3) resuming "his ax-happy efforts to split" the Republican Party. 4) spreading "division and confusion wherever he goes," and 5) helping the Communists.

Flanders likened McCarthy to Dennis the Menace, explaining that McCarthy displays the "colossal innocence" of children "who blunder . . . into the most appalling situations as they ramble through the world...

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