At one point, Schiff asked Comey about Trump’s accusation that the president’s critics in the government were engaging in a witch-hunt akin to Joseph McCarthy’s crusade against Communists in the 1950s. “Were you engaged in McCarthyism, Director Comey?” the congressman asked.

“I try very hard not to engage in any ’isms of any kind, including McCarthyism,” Comey replied, to laughter from the hearing room. via The Atlantic.

ism: a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement.

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