The person shown in the figure is Mr. Patric Leahy. He is the senior United States Senator from Vermont and member of the Democratic Party. He is the first and only elected Democratic United States Senator in Vermont’s history. He is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy is the second most senior U.S. Senator, and second longest-serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate having served since 1975.
But these are not reasons enough to gain worldwide popularity. The question is with which recent event do you link this person which has made him a common name in our mouths?