First look: Leahy out with memoir after 46 years on Hill
Senate President Pro Tem Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) — Appropriations chairman, the most senior member of Congress, and the last of the "Watergate Babies" — will be out in April with a memoir, "The Road Taken."
Why it matters: Leahy, who presided over President Trump's second impeachment trial, "established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administration," Simon & Schuster says in the announcement.
- "Senator Leahy's memoir is populated by ... every President from Ford onward, a fresh-faced Ted Kennedy, a dying Hubert Humphrey, a 33-year-old son of Scranton named Joe Biden, a quick-witted Barry Goldwater, a freshman Senator and trash-talking gym-mate named Barack Obama, and a scrappy newcomer ... Bernard Sanders."
Behind the scenes: Leahy was represented by Robert Barnett and Emily Alden of Williams & Connolly. Barnett has urged Leahy to write a memoir for decades.