Sunday, February 24, 2013

Is Ted Cruz The New Joe McCarthy?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised allegations without proof that Chuck Hagel, nominee for Secretary of Defense, has received “funds…from foreign sources, from extreme sources.” Cruz also said in a speech to the Koch-supported Americans for Prosperity that twelve Harvard law professors were communists who advocated the overthrow of the U.S. government. Rachel Maddow discussed Cruz’s McCarthyite tactics–cheered by some on the right–with Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, who covered Cruz's speech (Mayer also reported on the Kochs). Watch:

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