Chris Hayes Demands Senators Who Left Seats During Trial “Go Get Another Gig”

MSNBC host Chris Hayes reacted to reports that some Senators left their seat during the impeachment trial by demanding they “go get another gig.”

Per TheHill, Multiple senators have been seen sitting back in their chairs, with some seen closing their eyes, including Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who had a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing earlier in the day Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported that Warner leaned on his arm and covered his eyes at one point Wednesday while other senators laughed in response to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) saying he only intended to speak for 10 minutes.

“It’s true that some of the senators have from time to time nodded off,” Risch told a CBS affiliate in Idaho on Wednesday. “But I don’t think I’m one; hope I’m not one.”

“It’s tough to sit there all that time, when it is warm and you’ve been sitting there a long time,” he added in the interview.

As reported in TCO, most of the criticism against those who left their seats has been leveled against GOP Senators.

“Squad” member Rashida Tlaib blasted GOP Senators who left their seats during Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler’s lengthy presentations.

According to Michael McAuliff, there were 21 empty seats a couple hours into Adam Schiff’s presentation.

McAuliff wrote “Some are just stretching their legs, but most are not in the chamber. Some of them have been out of there for a while.”

Tlaib took exception to GOP Senators leaving their seats and tweeted:

If you don’t want to do your job Senators, then you should quit. @SenateGOP

Senator Marsha Blackburn drew the ire of some critics when it was revealed she was reading a book during the trial.

Garrett Hawke tweeted:

When @RepJerryNadler played a clip of @LindseyGrahamSC from the Clinton impeachment, Graham wasn’t in the chamber- the only senator not in his or her seat at that moment.

Some other observations from the last half hour: @SenatorBurr has a fidget spinner, @RandPaul has quite the sketch of the Capitol going, and @MarshaBlackburn is reading a book.

Jennifer Rubin wrote:

@MarshaBlackburn might improve her understanding of the facts and law if she paid attention. This is shameful

Blackburn fired back:

First – I’m reading Resistance (At All Costs) by Kim Strassel. Read the chapter on obstruction. It provides good insights into today’s proceedings.

Second – busy mamas are the best at multi-tasking. Try it.

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