Rep. Elijah Cummings set the tone early today, comparing the House’s upcoming vote to hold IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress to a McCarthy era witch hunt.

“This is witch-hunt week,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). “Make no mistake about it because we are doing this today and then we are doing Benghazi tomorrow. That’s the theme of the week. And what a tragedy.”

Meanwhile, back in 2014:

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How original: Lefty commentator Mike Barnicle likens Ted Cruz to Joe McCarthy