Several senators have been caught playing with small toys, reading, or doing other activities while impeachment proceedings drag on.
GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina passed out fidget spinners, small toys used to ease anxiety and boredom, to colleagues on the Senate floor Thursday before proceedings began, NBC News. Burr spun a blue one while Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, one of the , argued in favor of convicting President Trump.
GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas had a purple spinner on his desk, and GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had a white one on his. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky sketched on a notepad during arguments, and GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee read a book.
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