It wasn't McCarthys anti-Communist crusade that brought him down, it was his tactics.
His "tactics" were not helped in the least by the fact that he definitely was not telegenic. The writer says he used police state tactics. Anyone who watched any of the hearings at the time or who has seen film of the hearings will note that witnesses, et al. reeked of contempt for the man -- that's some "police state!"
"Most powerful man in the Senate?" He was hated by the mainstream having been called a Nazi since as a Congressman he was critical of the way U.S. occupying forces were mistreating German regular army prisoners, none of whom were Nazis.
Yes, many if not most of us little people thought he was correct. He was.
Obviously, Nixon made many enemies from that initial confrontation and to this day he stands as the American bolsheviks' greatest triumph.
thought it was the VeNona Project, mese'f