Testimony VIII

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Freedom of Speech"

  2. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: (?)
    Audience: Senate (?)
    Content: Speaks out against the censure of McCarthy by the Senate Select Committee over his treatment of General Zwicker. Questions whether others in the Senate could possibly escape censure if judged along the same lines as McCarthy was, and points towards McCarthy's accomplishments and zealous patriotism.
  3. "Mr. President." (two copies)

  4. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Joseph McCarthy
    Audience: Senate (?)
    Content: McCarthy defends himself against censure by the Senate for his methods of searching for and prosecuting alleged Communists. Claims that the committee from which the charges originated, the National Committee for an Effective Congress, was an organization created to serve the Communist Party. Claims that Communists have purposely made him into a symbol of anti-Communism so that they might fight anti-Communism by defaming him, and that if the Senate passes this vote for censure they will be setting a precedent which will endanger free speech in the Senate for years to come.