Program: American Experience | Type: Clip | Aired: 2020-01-06

Joseph McCarthy: Senator of Anti-Communism

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.

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Joseph McCarthy: Senator of Anti-Communism