Reporter drops notebook, hits GOP senator on head during late-night session

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSenate passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to first Black NHL player Scott: 'There is hope' for police reform bill Sunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe MORE (R-S.C.) was hit in the head by a reporter’s notebook after it fell from the press gallery during the Senate’s late-night session to vote on a “skinny” ObamaCare repeal bill.

Scott, who was sitting next to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), can be seen jumping after the notebook falls on his head in a video posted to Twitter.


Haley Byrd of the Independent Journal Review later tweeted that it was her notebook that fell from the press gallery and apologized to Scott and Sasse.

“I accidentally dropped my notebook. It's been a long day. (I'm sorry @SenatorTimScott and @BenSasse. I wasn't attacking u, I promise),” she said.

The light-hearted moment occurred in a late-night voting session in the Senate as Republicans attempt to pass their “skinny” ObamaCare repeal bill.

The Senate rejected a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill on Friday in a surprise vote viewed as a major defeat for GOP leaders.