Here’s What One Senate Judiciary Member Saw Today

Patrick Leahy took photographs of his colleagues in scrums

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., got up close to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., as he talked to reporters in the Russell Senate Office Building basement. (Courtesy Leahy)
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., got up close to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., as he talked to reporters in the Russell Senate Office Building basement. (Courtesy Leahy)
Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:08pm

One member of the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to take a step away from making history and witness it instead.

The day before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser go before the committee was a busy one, to say the least. Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont decided to photograph it.

His Republican colleagues were engulfed by media at every turn in the Senate, and Leahy, an avid photographer, recorded those moments.

He captured Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas surrounded by reporters as he walked in the Capitol basement.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks to reporters. (Courtesy Leahy)
(Courtesy Leahy)

He saw Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana facing a scrum in the Russell Senate Office Building basement.

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., talked to a scrum in the Russell Senate Office Building. (Courtesy Leahy)
(Courtesy Leahy)

And he got Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama to take a break from talking with reporters and smile for the camera.

(Courtesy Leahy)
(Courtesy Leahy)