(VIDEO): Senator Calls Out The Astros In The Middle Of A Hearing

The Houston Astros of being swept out of the American League Championship Series by the Tampa Bay Rays. But the first dig against them Wednesday came in the halls of a United States Senate hearing room not from the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, used his five minutes of questioning during Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing to draw a line between the Astros' sign-stealing scandal to the meaning behind the questions Democratic senators posed.

Sasse began by shifting the conversation to the Houston Astros:

"I'd like to talk about the Houston Astros, who are miserable cheaters," Sasse said as he acknowledged his colleague John Cornyn, who represents Texas. " ... I think all baseball fans know that the Astros cheat. They steal signs. They bang on cans. They've done a whole bunch of miserable things, historically." 

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