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Why were politicians afraid to criticize McCarthy?s witch hunt?

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Why were politicians afraid to criticize McCarthy?s witch hunt?

Joseph McCarthy:

Joseph McCarthy was a Senator from Wisconsin who lead a crusade against communism in the US. His tactics created paranoia, and the Senate eventually censored him.

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Politicians were afraid to criticize McCarthy because they did not want to appear to be soft on communism. Many Americans were deeply concerned about...

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