Marsha Blackburn shares what book she's reading during Trump Senate trial

Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha Blackburn2024 GOP White House hopefuls lead opposition to Biden Cabinet Blackburn introduces bill to require migrant DNA testing at border Bottom line MORE (R-Tenn.) said she read a book during the third day of proceedings of President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE’s impeachment trial in the upper chamber on Thursday.

“First – I'm reading Resistance (At All Costs) by Kim Strassel. Read the chapter on obstruction. It provides good insights into today’s proceedings,” she tweeted Thursday afternoon.   

“Second – busy mamas are the best at multi-tasking. Try it,” she continued.

Her comments came in response to another tweet shared by conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin, who is a contributor for The Washington Post, calling reports of Blackburn’s actions “shameful.” 


“@MarshaBlackburn might improve her understanding of the facts and law if she paid attention. This is shameful,” Rubin tweeted.

Under the rules of decorum laid out for senators ahead of the impeachment trial, senators are only permitted to have reading materials if they “pertain to the matter before the Senate.”

During the trial, which bars senators from bringing their phones or electronic devices into the chamber, Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrNorth Carolina mayor Rett Newton launches Senate bid Democratic hopeful Jeff Jackson raises .3M for North Carolina Senate bid Rick Scott 'very optimistic' Grassley will run for another term MORE (R-N.C.) also handed out fidget spinners to his colleagues while hosting a lunch for Republican senators. 

According to CNN, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - World mourns the death of Prince Philip The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE (R-Ky.) also spent some time doodling a picture of the Capitol during the trial on Thursday.