GOP counsel raises eyebrows with shopping bag at impeachment hearing
House GOP counsel Steve Castor is drawing some attention online for a shopping bag he brought to the House Judiciary Committee’s public impeachment hearing on Monday.
In footage that has been making the rounds on social media, the lawyer could be seen bringing the reusable grocery bag into the hearing and unloading his materials ahead of his testimony before lawmakers as part of the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
The bag raised a number of eyebrows among political journalists.
Steve Castor’s briefcase pic.twitter.com/bvepaoBrEy
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) December 9, 2019
“hey you’re bringing your briefcase today for your nationally televised impeachment hearing right?”
“no no i’ll be fine with this.”pic.twitter.com/Uw27J337ra
— j.d. durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 9, 2019
Steve Castor and his reusable grocery bag of hearing materials pic.twitter.com/QxZvDFZHwh
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 9, 2019
Steve Castor, like me and everyone else I know, carries stuff in a reusable supermarket shopping bag.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 9, 2019
Honestly, I’ve been there. https://t.co/iydFEIlRQS
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) December 9, 2019
Steve Castor is here, with a reusable Whole Foods bag carrying his folders and binders. pic.twitter.com/CZzavG9kfp
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) December 9, 2019
George Conway, a conservative lawyer and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, joked that it was a “very liberal-looking” bag for Castor.
idk that’s a very liberal-looking amazon-wapo kinda bag Castor has and I hope the security screeners checked it for tofu and kale https://t.co/4CmMtDukwW
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 9, 2019
There was also a bit of confusion over whether the bag is from Whole Foods or The Fresh Market.
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) December 9, 2019
Republican counsel Steve Castor arrives for impeachment testimony with his files in reusable shopping bag from The Fresh Market: “Live, eat, shop, reuse.” pic.twitter.com/sAWyic9HW5
— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) December 9, 2019