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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
Creation
Date:
March 3, 1954 
Creator
Name:
United Press
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Collection
Name:
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
RESTRICTED: Corbis has purchased copyright to all pre-1991 images housed in the UPI office. For reproductions and licensing rights contact copyright holder.
Subjects: Microphones
Public speaking
Indoor photography
Men
Clothing and dress
Politicians
Communism
 

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