Senator Joe McCarthy faces Criminal Conspiracy and Blackmail Charges with Senators Styles Bridges and Herman Welker
Mock Trial in Washington, DC on October 23
All Souls Church Unitarian
September 10, 2013 — Washington, D.C. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) and two additional former members of the United States Senate will go “on trial” in Washington, DC, for their alleged roles in the 1954 suicide of a colleague. Senators Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin), Styles Bridges (R-New Hampshire) and Herman Welker (R-Idaho), all deceased, are “charged” with a criminal conspiracy to blackmail Wyoming’s U.S. Senator Lester Hunt whose son had been arrested for homosexual “solicitation” in Lafayette Park. Hunt died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his senate office in 1954.
A mock trial of the three senators will be held at All Souls Church Unitarian on October 23rd beginning at 7:30 PM in the church sanctuary. All Souls Church Unitarian is located at 1500 Harvard Street NW @ 16th in Washington, DC.
The “trial” is a readers’ theater presentation based on a new biography of Senator Hunt, Dying for the Sins of Joe McCarthy-The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt. This new Hunt biography was written by Rodger McDaniel and published by WordsWorth Publishing Company in Cody, Wyoming. The Mattachine Society of Washington, DC. is sponsoring the event.
Charles Francis, Mattachine Society President said, “What these men did to Lester Hunt was not just sharp-elbowed politics. This is the true story of a long covered-up criminal conspiracy to blackmail a sitting U.S. Senator and take over the leadership of the United States Senate. It is time for this conspiracy to go before a jury—even in a mock trial— in Washington, D.C.”
Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Michael Golden will preside. Senator Alan K. Simpson (ret.-WY) will address the Court. Trevor Potter, the Washington attorney behind the creation of the Colbert Super PAC will play the part of the prosecuting attorney. Jamie Kirchick will play “Washington Merry-Go-Round” columnist Drew Pearson. Robert Raben, longtime counsel to Congressman Barney Frank, will be the Jury Foreman. Verizon government affairs executive Ed Senn will play Senator McCarthy.