Well, I expect we'll be hearing more about this.
Roll Call's pedantic/brilliant Stephen Dennis points out that Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution shields members of Congress from detention: They should, for any reason "except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same." The Senate convenes at 2 p.m. today, proceeds to consider a judicial nomination at 4 p.m.
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