Honorable Person of the Day
I understand that the senators have other business to attend to and have to leave the hearings at times. But I do wonder why almost all of the other Democratic senators had to miss the majority of the judges' testimony. Leahy was there for a while. Kennedy made a brief appearance. Durbin stopped in. Why were the rest of them absent? Funny how Schumer got up and left right before the judges were about to testify. I'd think that Judge Alito's colleagues would have a great deal of insight on who he actually is. I can't wait to watch this later.
EDIT: Watching the judges right now on the replay. Judge Becker was great, especially that bit about his wife's Vanguard fund. He has never recused himself from a Vanguard case. Why? Because a mutual fund is not an ownership interest nor a financial interest according to the USC. I've been so pissed about the Vanguard questions because this is a pretty easy ethics question. I also think it's great that Donald Trump's sister is a federal judge.