December 2, 1954

On December 2, 1954, the US Senate finally did something they should have done back in 1949, but were too afraid to do. They voted to condemn Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” The censure was related to McCarthy’s controversial, illegal and unpatriotic witch-hunt of suspected communists in the US government, military and civilian society. Turns out even American Senators will do the right thing eventually.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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