Senators Aren’t Losing Sleep Over Trump’s Impeachment Trial, Noah Says

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The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial didn’t end until close to 2 a.m. on Wednesday, keeping senators up late. Recording devices are not allowed inside the Senate chamber, but a sketch artist captured some of the lawmakers looking less than invested in the proceedings.

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“Yeah, some senators are playing with their Apple watches, others are solving crosswords and worst of all, a senator from Idaho fell asleep — like ‘asleep’ asleep. Because you know you’ve been sleeping for a long time when an artist has time to sketch your portrait. That’s sleep.” — TREVOR NOAH, referring to Senator Jim Risch of Idaho

“It’s totally understandable that Senator Risch fell asleep at 5:30 p.m. Wow! Wow! Four and a half hours in — somebody poke him.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“He didn’t just nod off for a second — he was asleep long enough to be hand drawn. Put a glass under his mouth to see if it fogs up a little bit.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

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“A spokesman said he wasn’t sleeping, he was just listening closely, which is exactly what my grandmother used to say when she was sleeping.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“You couldn’t help but be moved by the historic nature of the event unless you were Senator Rand Paul, because according to one reporter, every few minutes, Rand Paul keeps flipping through his notebook to do bits of a crossword. [Imitating Rand Paul] Let’s see here, let’s see here: ‘Sackless Trump toady, eight letters’ — oh! Rand Paul!”— STEPHEN COLBERT

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“Meanwhile, Adam Schiff looked like he spent the night dropping Adderall into his Four Loko.” — JIMMY FALLON

“He laid out a ton of evidence against the president, much of it sound bites of Trump himself, and he invoked the founding fathers and their words a lot. Schiff quoted Hamilton so many times today, he was nominated for five Tony Awards.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

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“It was gratifying to see someone taking the constitutional responsibility of their office seriously. He laid out the case against the president clearly, passionately, cogently and, I believe, courageously. Because whether or not President Trump is removed from office, history will not forgive those who looked the other way at his abuses or forget those who stepped in the breach at this moment of crisis. So, no surprise, the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter was Mr. Peanut.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Schiff stood there today in front of his audience discussing the president’s corruption and incompetence using graphics, audio and video of witnesses, even clips of Trump incriminating himself. Hey, Schiff, you’re treading on my turf. If I find out you’ve got a house band, I’m suing.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

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