Although the raucous crowd interrupted speakers and the Senator with periodic jeers and applause, there was only one major disruption: A middle-aged man walked out of the room accusing Specter of planting the questioners and called the Senator a socialist. At the end of the more than 60 minutes of questioning, Specter revised his earlier assessment. Its not 213 degrees Fahrenheit, he said. Its 235.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.