Sen. Brian McMahon
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The President of the United States has now given orders to build the hydrogen bomb - to create, in deliverable quantities, those chunks of the sun technically known as thermonuclear weapons... I believe that every morning each member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and each high official of the executive branch, should glance at the sun and reflect that what he sees ...
Co-chair, Joint Senate House Committee on Atomic Energy, 1949-1952.