Washington, Dec. 12, 1954 – Senator J. William Fulbright, Democrat of Arkansas, one of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s sharpest critics, has received an apology from a McCarthy supporter who sent him an abusive letter during the recent censure debate.
Senator Fulbright’s aides said he had received a second letter from George I. Nick of 66-70 78th Street, Middle Village, LI, NY. The letter said, “I am not proud of what I wrote, even though I feel you have been wrong.”
The Senator wrote in reply that he hoped Americans could keep their good humor even though they disagreed.
The Arkansas Democrat was one of the three Senators who filed the original charges that led to a 67-to-22 vote by the Senate to condemn Senator McCarthy for abuse of two Senate committees and their members.