Empty desks within the Senate chamber throughout day three of the impeachment trial, February 11, 2021.

As former President Trump’s legal professionals introduced their arguments, solely three GOP seats had been empty.

Yesterday, CNN’s Manu Raju reported that at one level throughout the Democrats’ presentation, he noticed 15 empty GOP seats.

At this time, nearly all senators had been paying shut consideration contained in the chamber. Republican Sen. Invoice Cassidy took many notes.

Republicans appeared rather more alert at present. Many had been taking notes and GOP Sen. Rand Paul was significantly attentive at present. He’s chuckled a number of occasions, together with when footage performed displaying Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters difficult Electoral Faculty outcomes.

He was smiling and nodding as video footage confirmed protests over the summer time and Michael van der Veen, a protection lawyer fo Trump, famous the Democratic responses.

On the opposite facet of the chamber, some Democrats might been seen shaking their heads and whispering at occasions within the presentation.

Throughout the protest footage, Sen. Brian Schatz shook his head a number of occasions and leaned in to whisper to Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Bernie Sanders was fidgeting together with his wrist and the cuff of his shirt when he was talked about with the 2017 shooting involving Rep. Steve Scalise. He was leaned again in his chair, not taking notes. 

When Republican Sen. Susan Collins was cited on the Rep. Eric Swalwell tweet in regards to the threats towards her after the Justice Brett Kavanaugh vote, Collins didn’t have a lot of a response. She remained leaning over her desk. She was trying up then jotted down some notes on a white authorized pad.

When Trump’s different lawyer David Schoen introduced up what he alleged was manipulation by Home managers, lead Home impeachment supervisor Rep. Jamie Raskin started scribbling in his notepad furiously.

When Schoen talked about Trump representing Christ’s calvary, Democrats within the room had been aghast. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, Mazie Hirono, Kirsten Gillibrand and Joe Manchin all started speaking, with Whitehouse saying incredulously, “Oh my God.” 

Throughout a lot of Sen. Elizabeth Warren clips on the high, the Massachusetts lawmaker sat fidgeting along with her pen, her chair turned towards the display. She nodded barely as extra clips performed.

As extra Warren clips performed, Sen. Ed Markey stated one thing fairly loud to Schatz a row away. 

When an advert that includes Sen. Jon Tester performed, with him saying “rattling proper,” fairly a number of Democrats began laughing. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Chris Coons began to whisper forwards and backwards, one thing they continued all through the remainder of the montage. 

Gillibrand appeared to giggle when she appeared within the montage. She was leaned over speaking with Schatz when her clip performed.

Sen. Sherrod Brown patted Sen. Bob Casey on the shoulder after a clip performed displaying Casey. 

As a montage of Hillary Clinton remarks performed, Sen. Alex Padilla confirmed Warren a number of notes he’d written. She nodded. 

Sen. Patty Murray handed a observe to Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, who sat immediately in entrance of her, towards the top of the montage. Schumer nodded a number of occasions earlier than turning round and passing it again to her. 

On the finish, there was a number of murmurs within the chamber, significantly from the Democratic facet of the chamber. Klobuchar raised her palms barely and stated “Aw” as if she was saying “is it already over.” 


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