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Gorsuch's tense confirmation hearing was interrupted by moments of levity


Wednesday morning on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and the guys reflected on the first day of Judge Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings on his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Though the 11-hour hearing was rife with contention and controversy, a few lighter moments of humor broke through to ease tensions.

The first moment came when Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R) complimented Gorsuch on his ability to endure long stretches of testimony without needing to excuse himself in order to use the restroom, prompting laughter from the entire room. Sasse's comments were inspired by a text message from his wife remarking on the topic, which the Senator read aloud — no doubt much to the chagrin of his spouse.

The second moment arose from another text message, this one sent to Senator Jeff Flake (R–Ariz.) by his teenage son. Flake passed along his son's query regarding whether Gorsuch would rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck. The question, which is a running joke on wildly-popular Internet news aggregation and discussion site Reddit, left Gorsuch stunned and amused.

Glenn painted the latter incident as proof that the Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court Justices is unnecessarily long, leading to pointless questions intended only to fill time. However, even he couldn't resist the urge to debate the absurd, amusing question.

"I would go, I think, [with] duck-sized horses," Stu Burguiere said. "I mean, a hundred is a lot, but [with] a horse-sized duck you're in serious trouble just one-on-one."

"Yeah, I'm going for the hundred," Glenn responded. "You could take the duck-sized horses. What are they going to do? They can't trample you."

Pat Gray was unswayed: "But there's a hundred of them! That's a lot."

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