Leahy recalls Clint Eastwood quip

He then cracked, “Because I never got caught.”

The lawmaker wasn’t the only jokester at the event. He also shared a story of an exchange he had with “Dirty Harry” star and last year’s Republican National Convention celebrity speaker Clint Eastwood, while the two were at the Smithsonian.

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“I was standing next to [Eastwood] for the photograph. And the photographer says, ‘Everybody move a little to their right,’ ” Leahy explained. “Eastwood leaned over to me and said, ‘Patrick, easy for me, not so easy for you.’ ”