- "The world has been so caught up with what Superman can do, that no one has asked what he should do."
- —Senator Finch on the issue of Superman
Emergence of Superman
Elkins presented a simulation of Superman attacking Metropolis only to provoke a reaction from Senator Sterns, who reminded everyone that Superman successfully combated a forest wildfire in his home state.
When the others got into a heated debate, Finch intervened and proposed they learn more about Superman before a decision is made. The majority of those present agreed with Finch and took their leave as Finch privately asked Elkins for everything he had on Superman.
Finch was shown to be a fair and reasonable woman, seeing that Superman had genuinely good intentions, and therefore refrained from making an ultimate decision of how to approach the existence of the alien superhero from a subjective viewpoint.
However, she also knew how dangerous Superman's powers were, and held him responsible for the damage done by the Kryptonians during the Black Zero Event, and also for the Nairomi Incident. Nonetheless, she was still willing to be diplomatic about the matter, as evidenced by her publicly urging Superman to present himself to offer his version of events.