U.S. Sen. Richard Burr got a laugh from Senate colleagues with a waterboarding comment during Thursday's confirmation hearings for John Brennan, the president's choice to run the CIA.
"I will be brief because I notice you are on your fourth glass of water and I do not want to be accused of waterboarding you," Burr said, as he began questioning Brennan.
From the video clip, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and chair of the Senate intelligence committee appeared to think the remark quite witty, though it wasn't clear if she was the senator who responded with "That's a good one."
Brennan, by the way, does not seem to think water boarding is a joke. Asked about it during the hearing, he called the practice "reprehensible."