Nevada Appeal at 150: Dec. 3, 1954: McCarthy declares he’ll maintain anti-red fight
The Senate voted 67-22 to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
McCarthy declared his condemnation will make his anti-Communist campaign “more difficult,” but he vowed he will carry on anyway, without letup.
“This censure will have no effect whatsoever on my attempt to expose Communists in government,” he said. “I will continue the same as in the past. But it will be more difficult because of the vote.”
The Senate voted to condemn the controversial Republican for “repeatedly abusing” a 1951-52 elections subcommittee and for calling the Senate Censure Committee an “unwitting handmaiden” of the Community Party.
Nevada’s two Republican senators — George Malone and Ernest Brown — voted against the condemnation resolution.
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.