As former President Trump’s legal professionals introduced their arguments, solely three GOP seats have been empty.
Yesterday, CNN’s Manu Raju reported that at one level throughout the Democrats’ presentation, he noticed 15 empty GOP seats.
Today, virtually all senators have been paying shut consideration inside the chamber. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy took many notes.
Republicans appeared way more alert in the present day. Many have been taking notes and GOP Sen. Rand Paul was significantly attentive in the present day. He’s chuckled a number of instances, together with when footage performed displaying Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters difficult Electoral College outcomes.
He was smiling and nodding as video footage confirmed protests over the summer season and Michael van der Veen, a protection lawyer fo Trump, famous the Democratic responses.
On the different facet of the chamber, some Democrats may been seen shaking their heads and whispering at instances in the presentation.
During the protest footage, Sen. Brian Schatz shook his head a number of instances and leaned in to whisper to Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Bernie Sanders was fidgeting along with his wrist and the cuff of his shirt when he was talked about with the 2017 shooting involving Rep. Steve Scalise. He was leaned again in his chair, not taking notes.
When Republican Sen. Susan Collins was cited on the Rep. Eric Swalwell tweet about the threats towards her after the Justice Brett Kavanaugh vote, Collins didn’t have a lot of a response. She remained leaning over her desk. She was trying up then jotted down some notes on a white authorized pad.
When Trump’s different lawyer David Schoen introduced up what he alleged was manipulation by House managers, lead House impeachment supervisor Rep. Jamie Raskin started scribbling in his notepad furiously.
When Schoen talked about Trump representing Christ’s calvary, Democrats in the room have been aghast. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, Mazie Hirono, Kirsten Gillibrand and Joe Manchin all started speaking, with Whitehouse saying incredulously, “Oh my God.”
During quite a lot of Sen. Elizabeth Warren clips at the prime, the Massachusetts lawmaker sat fidgeting along with her pen, her chair turned towards the display screen. She nodded barely as extra clips performed.
As extra Warren clips performed, Sen. Ed Markey mentioned one thing fairly loud to Schatz a row away.
When an advert that includes Sen. Jon Tester performed, with him saying “damn right,” fairly just a few Democrats began guffawing. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Chris Coons began to whisper again and forth, one thing they continued all through the remainder of the montage.
Gillibrand appeared to giggle when she appeared in the montage. She was leaned over speaking with Schatz when her clip performed.
Sen. Sherrod Brown patted Sen. Bob Casey on the shoulder after a clip performed displaying Casey.
As a montage of Hillary Clinton remarks performed, Sen. Alex Padilla confirmed Warren a number of notes he’d written. She nodded.
Sen. Patty Murray handed a notice to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who sat straight in entrance of her, towards the finish of the montage. Schumer nodded a number of instances earlier than turning round and passing it again to her.
At the finish, there was loads of murmurs in the chamber, significantly from the Democratic facet of the chamber. Klobuchar raised her palms barely and mentioned “Aw” as if she was saying “is it already over.”