Boston politico James Michael Curley told a capacity New Lecture Hall audience last night at the Harvard Law School Forum that he was a staunch McCarthy supporter.
The question of his stand on McCarthyism was put to Curley by law students after a three-man round table discussion of "The Political Machine: Use and Abuse."
"I have been a Democrat all my life," Curley stated. "But I am an American before I am a Democrat.... I wish there were a million more McCarthy's in the United States." He added, "I hate people who hide their guilt behind the Fifth Amendment.'
Introduced by moderator W. Covington Hardee, professor of Law, as 'the man who has hold every office in the United States except President, Vice-President and Senator,' Curley also attacked the working of the New Boston Committee.