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Margaret Chase Smith Denounces McCarthy

In protest to Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade, Republican Sen. Margaret Chase Smith presents, on June 1, 1950, her "Declaration of Conscience" and delivers one of the most memorable speeches of her career.

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