In February 1950, McCarthy gave a Lincoln Day address in Wheeling, West Virginia. He claimed that over 200 communists held jobs at the State Department.
Senator Joseph McCarthy hired Cohn in 1953 as Chief Counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
In 1950 Joseph McCarthy declared that Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy.” Lattimore was exonerated five years later, but first he had to defend himself in two separate congressional hearings. Here's how they worked.
Margaret Chase Smith was the first senator to stand up to Joseph McCarthy.