Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse wondered aloud about Judge Neil Gorsuch's "SCOTUS bladder" at Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the federal judge's Supreme Court nomination.

Tuesday's hearings gave senators a chance to ask the Supreme Court nominee about any topic, so the Nebraska Republican chose to start off talking about Gorsuch's sparing bathroom use.

"My wife also sent me a text a little bit ago and said, and I'm sure she didn't expect me to read it, but 'How in the world is Gorsuch able to go so many hours at a time without peeing?'" Sasse asked as the room erupted in laughter. "I won't make you answer.

"The SCOTUS bladder is something the whole country stands in awe of."

Sasse noted that at the beginning of his questioning, Gorsuch had crossed the halfway point of Tuesday's hearing, which is expected to last at least 10 hours. The judge had two breaks, lasting about 40 minutes total, with which to grab lunch and take a break.