Merrick Garland Is Killing It
The SJC hearing is on the major cable channels and CSPAN. Streaming everywhere too I assume. It is really good viewing, as these things go. Yes, Ted Cruz came across as applicant to replace Sean Hannity. Yes Chris Coons preened for the cameras.
I generally have a fair amount of criticism for Ben Sasse, but he did extremely well today. Surprisingly so. Pat Leahy, despite a bit of rambling pontificating, did as well.
I would love to have a cross-examiner with a killer instinct like Katie Porter in the SJC.
Bottom line is that Merrick Garland is absolutely slaying this hearing.