Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations and its Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Congressman Peter King (R-NY), chairman of House Homeland Security Committee, announce the formation of their Congressional Joint Committee on Un-American Activities (JUAC).
King stated the first priority for JUAC will be investigating the “arrogant elitist left wing agenda” of the New York Times and wants prosecution for treason (via Think Progress):
“I’m calling on the Attorney General to begin a criminal investigation and prosecution of the New York Times — its reporters, the editors who worked on this, and the publisher. We’re in a time of war, Chris, and what they’ve done has violated the Espionage Act, the COMINT act.”
McCarthy was in full agreement saying once the Communists at the New York Times were dealt with the JUAC would then investigate communist infiltrators at the CIA, which have been undermining President Cheney’s war efforts. McCarthy and King said they would also look into the involvement of American soldiers in the 1944 Malmedy massacre of German Waffen-SS prisoners of war with the help of evidence found by journalist Bill O’Reilly.