Senator Eugene McCarthy, candidate for the U.S. Presidential nomination, suspended all campaign activity indefinitely when?
Senator McCarthy statement. Special mass at New York City St. Patrick's Cathedral by Archbishop of New York Terrance Cooke.
McCarthy said: "No words can express my feeling for the Kennedy family and for our country in this tragedy. It is not enough to say it is the act of a single deranged man. Our nation bears too heavy a burden of guilt for the violence we have permitted to afflict out land and our world."
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Background: Senator Eugene McCarthy, candidate for the U.S. Presidential nomination, suspended all campaign activity indefinitely when he learned of the shooting of his rival for the Democratic Party Nomination, Senator Robert Kennedy, on Wednesday (June 5).
Senator McCarthy, who lost to Kennedy in the crucial California Primary the day before, planned to extend personal condolences to members Senator Kennedy's.
Reaction to the shooting was deep-seeded throughout the United States. Catholic Archbishop of New York. Terrance Cooke held special mass for Senator Kennedy attended by hundreds of New Yorkers.