On day-two of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing, she didn’t reveal much about her specific views on a wide range of issues over nine hours.
But now we know the U.S. Solicitor General can be funny. Very funny.
Kagan repeatedly disarmed lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary panel with a quick sense of humor.
Kagan, who as U.S. Solicitor General currently represents the government in cases before the Supreme Court, refused to take the bait when Arizona Republican Jon Kyl asked if she agreed with complaints that the court had favored corporate interests in recent rulings.
“I would not want to characterize the current court in any way — I hope one day to join it,” Kagan said.
“And they said you weren’t political,” Kyl responded to laughter from Kagan and the audience.