States of the Union with all their variations in
race, religion, economic problems, and so on, there
is conflict and clash of opinion enough without
personal attack and attempt at intimidation. In
fact, it is essential that we treat each other
and each other’s opinions with the utmost respect
if this body is to serve the purposes for which
it was created.
(5) The Junior Senator from Wisconsin has
Injured the moral of the Army of the United
States during a period of national danger.
The recent events growing out of the
attacks made by the junior Senator from Wisconsin on
the Army of the United States are too fresh in the
memory of all of us for it to be appropriate for me
to recount them here. I would like, however, to recall to
the minds of my colleagues the statement of the distinguished
Senior Senator from Arkansas. Senator
McClellan sat through virtually every minute of these
long hearings and this is what he
had to say at their conclusion:
"I am compelled to say in conclusion, Mr.
Chairman that the series of events,
actions, and conduct that precipitated the
ugly but serious charges and
countercharges that made these lengthy and
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