Read that gem from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter again:
"I don't need to be lectured by you. You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I."
Psssst. Yo Arlen, remember this whacky Oath of Office you took?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
"You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I."
I don't find the context relevant myself, I find the statement an outrageous admission of dereliction of duty on its face. Nevertheless, here's the context if ya care for it.