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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.