Stuck in the chamber for hours on end without cellphones or laptops, senators have turned to fidget spinners, books, yoga techniques and an array of snacks to stay alert during the impeachment trial of President Trump.
The temperature in the Senate chamber was quite cool Thursday evening, which probably helped keep restless senators more alert.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, wrapped in a shawl, compared sitting in the uncomfortable chairs in the chamber to the long plane rides she makes weekly when she travels back home to Alaska.
I’m doing all my airplane yoga sitting in the chair there, trying to stretch, trying to move without moving.
Both the GOP and Democratic cloakrooms are well stocked with candy and fruit to keep the senators refreshed before dinner, while senators take turns on takeout meals for their dinner breaks, which has included Roti for Democrats and Carmine’s Italian food for the GOP.