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

Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump must cut our dependence on Chinese drugs — whatever it takes Senate passes House's coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump Nikki Haley expected to endorse Loeffler in Senate race MORE (R-Tenn.) said she read a book during the third day of proceedings of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos 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 BurrTrump takes heat for firing intel watchdog during pandemic COVID-19 and the coming corruption pandemic Burr says intelligence watchdog should be 'independent' after inspector general firing 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 PaulZoom, grocery delivery, self-isolation: How lawmakers are surviving coronavirus Rand Paul volunteering at hospital after negative coronavirus test Georgia governor says he didn't know asymptomatic people could spread coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.) also spent some time doodling a picture of the Capitol during the trial on Thursday.