Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnBig Tech should pay for damaging mental health Facebook to testify in Senate after report finds Instagram harms mental health House Oversight Democrat presses Facebook for 'failure' to protect users MORE (R-Tenn.) said she read a book during the third day of proceedings of President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response 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.
First – I'm reading Resistance (At All Costs) by Kim Strassel. Read the chapter on obstruction. It provides good insights into today’s proceedings.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 23, 2020
Second – busy mamas are the best at multi-tasking. Try it. https://t.co/AEHW19ZztL
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.
@MarshaBlackburn might improve her understanding of the facts and law if she paid attention. This is shameful— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 23, 2020
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 BurrAnti-Trump Republicans on the line in 2022 too The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks GOP senators say Biden COVID-19 strategy has 'exacerbated vaccine hesitancy' 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 PaulGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 White House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE (R-Ky.) also spent some time doodling a picture of the Capitol during the trial on Thursday.