Republican senators seem extra attentive in the course of the shows of Trump’s attorneys
By John Wagner and Seung Min Kim
Republican senators, a lot of whom didn’t seem like pay shut consideration to lengthy stretches of the presentation of the House managers, had been extra attentive Friday as Trump’s attorneys started their protection of the previous president.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who doodled throughout components of the House presentation, appeared notably engaged. He chuckled as footage was performed exhibiting Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) difficult earlier electoral faculty outcomes — an try by Trump’s crew to reduce his actions.
Others took copious notes and whispered amongst themselves.
Some Democrats, in the meantime, may very well be seen shaking their heads in obvious disbelief as movies performed that includes a few of them urging helps to “fight.”
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) shook his head a number of instances as one video performed and leaned in to whisper one thing to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).