Washington D.C., Jun 6, 2019 / 23:34 pm
In his opening question for Peter J. Phipps, a judicial nominee for the United States Third Circuit court, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) started with what he called "a hard question."
"Are you now or have you ever been involved in the organization of a fish fry?"
Laughing, Phipps responded that he had been involved in fish fries as a "consumer," one who usually brings a few other consumers with him, he added.
The question was a poke at other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who have in recent years grilled potential judges over their membership in the Knights of Columbus, well-known for its fish fries and other philanthropic activities in the Catholic Church.