The Hill reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo. ), who has come under fire for objecting to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes in the 2020 election, watched the afternoon’s opening arguments from the visitor’s gallery above the Senate floor, where he was spotted with his feet propped up on the seat in front of him, intently reading something.
Hawley, who angered some of his Senate colleagues by voting to throw out the electoral votes of states where President Trump claimed without evidence widespread election fraud, said it felt “claustrophobic” on the floor sitting in close proximity to other senators.
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.@GarrettHaake discusses Sen. Hawley’s conduct on the second day of fmr. President Trump’s impeachment trial: “He’s been sitting with his legs up on the seat in front of him, essentially reading non-related material.” pic.twitter.com/2DP3iX5sqa
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 10, 2021
Hawley to @JulieNBCNews: “The gallery is,I feel had a little bit better view,kind of where I sit over in Senate chamber is kind of in the corner. So,here you can sit head on. I can also space out a little bit more & it’s just not quite as crowded.” Seating map via @SenateHistory. pic.twitter.com/3miNnSLoKj
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) February 10, 2021
1. The Republican side was attentive throughout. Only Sen. Hawley, sitting up above in the gallery, did not seem to be looking at the speakers at all.
2. Notable to me were 3 senators seeming to take more notes than yesterday: *Sullivan*, R-AK, Tim Scott, R-SC and Graham, R-SC
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) February 10, 2021