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

Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus Senate Judiciary to vote on subpoena for Twitter CEO next week MORE (R-Tenn.) said she read a book during the third day of proceedings of President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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.” 

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“@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 — still purple but up for grabs North Carolina's Mark Walker expected to announce Senate bid Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report 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 PaulLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Overnight Defense: Formal negotiations inch forward on defense bill with Confederate base name language | Senators look to block B UAE arms sales | Trump administration imposes Iran sanctions over human rights abuses MORE (R-Ky.) also spent some time doodling a picture of the Capitol during the trial on Thursday.