Postwar America: 1945 - 1960
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In 1954, a Senate committee found that Senator McCarthy had wrongfully defied the authority of the Senate and certainly of its committees, and that he had been abusive of his colleagues (one he had called them "a living miracle, without brains or guts"). After the fall elections of 1954, the Senate voted to condemn McCarthy for conduct unbecoming to his office. The final vote was bipartisan, with 22 Republicans joining 44 Democrats, and 22 Republicans opposed.