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February 8, 2016

Mel Watt Cuddles Adorable Baby During Holder Hearing

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s Wednesday grilling by the House Judiciary Committee was pretty tense from the start, so thank goodness Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., provided America with a much needed “aww” moment during the hearing.

Watt looked happy while Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., lit in to each other, not because he enjoys watching grown men fight, but because Nicolas Watt, the congressman’s 1-year old grandson, was snuggled on his lap.

(Courtesy C-Span)

(Courtesy C-SPAN)

Young Nicolas, it has to be said, is seriously, painfully adorable. This is not his first time visiting Capitol Hill. He’s been to his grandfather’s Hill office several times. This was, however, Nicolas’ first time overseeing the Judiciary Committee.

Corrected 6:50 p.m. | An earlier version of this report incorrectly identified the committee holding Wednesday’s hearing.

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  • concerned reader

    Wow, this story is completely factually incorrect. The hearing was in the Judiciary Committee chaired by Bob Goodlatte.

  • KBS2011

    baby was there, alright. Foolish behavior by a congress member. NC should be ashamed.

  • arkivx

    I though it was trashy. Is it a hearing or daycare?

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