Tydings Committee

Tydings Committee

McCarthy begins testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on the Investigation of Loyalty of State Department Employees — also known as the Tydings Committee — established in response to the senator’s allegations and named for its chairman, Sen. Millard Tydings (D-Md.). Although McCarthy reveals the names of nine supposed Communists in the State Department, the committee does not find any truth to the allegation of Communist penetration of the agency. Thanks to increasing press coverage, however, McCarthy’s fanatic behavior rapidly gains popularity.

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