Famous quote from the McCarthy hearings, directed at Senator Joseph McCarthy by Joseph Welch, attorney for the Army. The senator brought up the fact that a young member of Welch's law firm had while in college been a member of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization with leftist ties. McCarthy and his assistant Roy Cohn had employed these kinds of bullying tactics throughout the hearings, but this time Welch exploded, delivering a scathing denunciation of McCarthy that ended with these words:
"I meant to do you no personal injury and if I did, I beg your pardon. Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"