While Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) was speaking about how, as a former police chief, she worked to uphold the law, at least one Republican senator seemed to be nodding off.
It’s become clear through the first day of the impeachment hearings, that Republicans have no intention of taking the proceedings seriously. The House has asked for witnesses, and the GOP said no. The House asked for documents, and the Republicans said no. The House begged for transparency so the American people can at the very least see the information they have gathered that proves the House case. The Republicans also said no.
But the most remarkable failure came when a Republican senator cared so little about the impeachment that he appeared to fall asleep.
As a sketch artist captured, Sen. James Risch (R-ID) nodded off while sitting between Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Risch is 76 years old and in the top ten oldest senators in office.
You can see the sketch below:
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) January 22, 2020
At Joe Biden’s eleventh-hour rally in Nevada, many union members remain uncommitted
On the eve of the Nevada caucuses, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has referred to himself as "middle-class Joe," had a last-minute chance to connect with middle-class Nevada voters before Saturday's caucuses. At a barbecue with burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches, attendees that included firefighters and iron workers gathered for what was advertised as a precinct captain training — or to simply hear Biden's pitch. Indeed, many attendees of the barbecue were still undecided a mere day before caucusing.
This article first appeared in Salon.
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‘Trump cheats at golf’: Bloomberg mocks president with billboard
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