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McCarthy and Eisenhower

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Title: McCarthy and Eisenhower
Description: During the first months of his administration, President Dwight Eisenhower handled Joseph R. McCarthy by publicly ignoring him. However, after the abuse that General Zwicker received from Senator McCarthy's committee in January, 1954, Eisenhower felt compelled to comment. At a press conference on March 3, 1954, he was mildly critical of McCarthy's lack of fair play, but he emphatically stated that dealing with employees of the executive department was his responsibility. Within an hour Senator McCarthy responded, ratcheting up the personal clash between the two men and the constitutional clash between the two branches of government. McCarthy threatened that he would hot hesitate to expose anyone who aided Communists.

Image ID: 49052
March 3, 1954 
United Press
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
Genre: Photograph
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Subjects: Microphones
Public speaking
Indoor photography
Clothing and dress

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