United Press dispatch, July 27, 1953:
"McCarthy said Monroney was welcome to
the job of becoming "a megaphone on the
Senate Floor" through which "fellow
travelers and Communists could spew forth
their smear and character assassination
against anyone hurting the Communist
cause." But he said Monroney used the
Senate Floor "for smear and character
assassination against Members of our
staff who cannot in turn use the Senate
Floor to fight back."
ATTACK ON SENATOR HENDRICKSON
August 20, 1951
McCarthy: "How such a man can live is
a miracle — no brains, no guts , no nothing."
Mr. President, I recount these incidents,
repugnant as they are to me, and I am sure to my
fellow-Senators. I recount them not merely as
minor instances of personal recrimination but as
violations of the hallowed traditions of this body.
The traditions that we conduct ourselves toward
one and other as gentlemen do is fundamental to
the very character of the Senate. Representing
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