Specter: No evidence Alito belonged to CAP
Talk about a rock and a hard place: Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter claims that an overnight search of records in the Library of Congress revealed "no evidence" that Sam Alito was involved in the Concerned Alumni for Princeton. [Reuters]
CAP is the reactionary Princeton alumni group founded primarily to oppose the admission of female and minority students.
In in his questionaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee Alito disclosed that he had belonged to CAP. Later, during his confirmation hearing, Alito claimed under oath he couldn't remember anything about CAP.
"Other than that document, I have no recollection of being a member, of attending meetings, or otherwise participating in the activities of the group," Alito said.
So, according to Specter, Alito is lying about belonging to a hate group to appear more hateful than he really was in order to get a job?