THE CONGRESS: A Nightmare Quality

Flailing his arms and thumping his desk in a nearly empty Senate chamber last week, Wyoming's freshman Democratic Senator Gale Me Gee loosed a rambling tirade in his campaign to help New Mexico Democrat Clinton Anderson block confirmation as Secretary of Commerce of former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss (TIME, June 15). Charged McGee: Strauss was guilty of "evasion" and even "falsehood" during the long, quarrelsome Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee hearings on his nomination.

Defending Strauss against McGee's attack, Pennsylvania Republican Hugh Scott told the Senate in effect that...

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