Ben Affleck Showered with Praise at Senate Committee Hearing on Congo

'I think that your credibility is really remarkable because of the depth of your commitment'

Mr. Affleck Goes to Washington -- and Shines (Foreign Policy)

Actor and activist Ben Affleck dazzled a Senate panel Wednesday in his testimony on the struggles of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Republicans and Democrats lined up to assure the Argo director that he was not like other celebrity activists who often lack the expertise and commitment to various pet causes. Throughout the hearing, cameras clicked wildly and attendees positioned themselves for smartphone selfies and autographs.

"Your credibility is really remarkable because of the depth of your commitment," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said.

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