Source:Public Resource– U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy (Republican, Wisconsin) on CBS News Longines Chronoscope, in 1952.
“LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH SEN. JOSEPH R. MC CARTHY – National Archives and Records Administration 1952-06-25 – ARC Identifier 95766 / Local Identifier LW-LW-114 – TELEVISION INTERVIEW: William Bradford Huie and Donald I. Rogers talk with Sen. McCarthy on presidential and senatorial campaigns in Wisconsin, his book McCarthyism – The Fight for America, and exposure of “communists and crooks” in the federal government. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Katie Filbert.”
From Public Resource
This is 1952, so the Democrat Party still controls Congress, (House and Senate) as well as The White House with President Harry Truman. Republicans won a clean sweep in 1952 and won back the White House and both chambers of Congress. Which meant Senator Joe McCarthy would become Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee in the next Congress in 1953.
The Army-McCarthy hearings got started in 1953, because Congressional Republicans won back Congress in 1952. And Senator McCarthy was essentially able to put Congress through hell in 1953 and up to 1954, before he was censured in 1954, because of his handling of these hearings, when the American people and Senate Republicans along with Democrats got tired of Chairman McCarthy and his McCarthyism hearings. And they shut him down.
As far as Corliss LaMont with the American Labor Party: he was a Democratic Socialist, but further Left then Norman Thomas, who ran for President several times for the Socialist Party. Norman Thomas was a Democratic Socialist in the European sense combining private enterprise with democratic socialism and the welfare state. Corliss LaMont wanted government owning and operating the business sector, as well as the social welfare sector, making him a Communist.