Just like in the movies, what goes on behind the scenes can be rather funny. With the impeachment trial ongoing in the Senate, it is the GOP Senators who are having the hardest time knowing President Donald Trump is innocent of the charges brought against him by the House of Representatives. Listening to the same repeated storyline over and over again by the Democrats, the GOP Senators have called it torture. Others who try to make the best of the situation find humor in how the Democrats present their case with no evidence.
The cameras are locked onto the ones at the podium, which is speaking. On the sidelines and in the background, Senators have been forced to sit the entire time quietly. This has led to Senators falling asleep, eating snacks, passing around notes to communicate, laughing at the stupidity they have to witness, and shaking their heads in disbelief.
Senators are not allowed cell phones or any electronic devices while the trial is ongoing. Unfortunately, it is like the Energizer Bunny. The trial keeps going and going on and on. While everyone tries to keep from falling into a comatose state, whispers can be heard, and notes are passed. It brings back the days of high school when giggling can be heard after reading some of the notes.
What is funny is when one person starts giggling, it gets to be contagious, and the next thing you know, everyone is laughing. No one is supposed to be talking or making noise, but hey, if the Democrat House managers can do it, so can everyone else.
Remember that kid in school who would draw and play games while the teacher was teaching? Some even slept. The scene from the Senate over the last few days has been no different. Today’s society is hooked on their cell phones. Since the cell phones have been taken away, Senators have found other things to play with.
Crossword puzzles and fidget spinners have been the choice for most of the bored out of their mind Senators. Some called it “the pain of imprisonment.” Those who had nothing to play with were seen taking off their eyeglasses and wedding rings. Anything they could get their hands on!
GOP Senators, Tom Cotton, Richard Burr, and Pat Toomey were busted with fidget spinners while the trial was going on. Let’s face it, there is very little to no one paying attention. Even some of the Democrats are having a hard time and want out. Yes, it is that bad!
Senator Rand Paul was caught with a crossword puzzle, which he hid under a sheet of paper every time someone walked by. The next day he was drawing a picture of the Capitol building. When it looked like he was going to get caught, he scurried to place it in his lap and then tossing it under a box of kleenex.
The Senators who were caught snoozing were among the most hilarious. Senator Jim Risch pushed the chair back as far as it could go, and there he went, off to dreamland. Senators Bernie Sanders who is also running in the Democratic primary and the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were right behind Risch.
Senator Bill Cassidy was caught playing with his watch. While he began playing with the bands, he eventually took it off and was seen putting the straps on his face making a mustache. Other Senators saw this and began to giggle. When a person is tired, the giggling seems to spread more.
I guess rules were made to be broken. The Senators have a huge sign outside of the camera’s view that says “No Food or Drinks on the Senate Floor.” The rules were not only bent, but they were also broken when both sides of the Senate, Democrats, and Republicans were seen headed toward Senator Toomey’s desk, who had the only stash of candy in the chamber. He was everyone’s best friend in those days. Chocolate bars and other pieces of candy could be seen in the hands of the guilty parties.
It got so bad in the Senate, Toomey’s drawer ran out of candy. So what did he do? Friday, a whole pallet of Hershey’s Chocolate bars was sent straight to him. The laughs became unstoppable then.
It is funny, but at the same time, it’s not. We are all tired. Even the Senators are sick of what the House has put this country through.