McCarthy wasn't interested in the country, only promoting himself no matter the harm he caused to the country and other people.
The short-lived demagogic emergence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy was a blot on the people of Wisconsin. McCarthy's anti-communist "Reign of Terror" froze the country in fear and destroyed a number of lives simply for his own short-term glory. McCarthy was little more than a demagogic alcoholic and morphine addict whose opiate drugs were supplied by Harry Anslinger, who served as chief of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962.
"According to the country’s first de-facto drug czar, Harry Anslinger, McCarthy’s addiction was enabled by the federal government. Anslinger, who served as chief of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962, is credited with successfully demonizing “marijuana” as causing addiction and insanity, murder and mayhem. More than any other political figure, Anslinger was responsible for criminalizing opiates and its users. And his word was gospel when it came to the country’s nascent war on drugs."
"In his 1961 memoir, The Murderers, Anslinger wrote about finding out, in the 1950s, that a prominent senator (whom he left unnamed) was addicted to morphine. When confronted by Anslinger, the politician refused to stop, even daring Anslinger to reveal his addiction, saying it would cause irreparable harm to the “Free World.” Anslinger responded to this gambit by securing the lawmaker a steady supply of dope from a Washington, DC, pharmacy. (Morphine taken by prescription was, then as now, legal.)"