Turning Point Moments in Washington Politics

If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty I would do so. I like to think I am a gentleman, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me….Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency? —Army chief counsel Joseph Welch to Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954.

He proved again that anyone who exposes him, anyone who does not share his hysterical disregard for decency and human dignity and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, must be either a Communist or a fellow traveler. —CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow about Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954.

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