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Trump impeachment: Half-empty
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Posted By: Imright, 1/24/2020 9:14:20 PM

The Senate spectator gallery was at least half-empty throughout the first week of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and senators serving as the jury in the marathon sessions are taking notice — some stunned that there aren’t more people watching history unfold, while others understand the public avoiding the repetitive proceedings.“I’m really surprised at that because this is kind of historic and I would think this would be an opportunity for people to get in there regardless of whose side you are on,” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told The Post Friday.Journalists aren’t allowed to bring cellphones or cameras into the gallery, so the noticeably small audience

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Omen55 1/24/2020 9:15:32 PM (No. 297562)
People have laundry to do.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: iSpartacus 1/24/2020 9:26:33 PM (No. 297567)
The sham Democrat impeachment is boring. Schiff is boring; his lies are boring.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 1/24/2020 9:26:33 PM (No. 297568)
Hey, Senators are supposed to be there to listen to Shifty, Nadler and Nasty Nancy's minions. The rest of us don't. But I wouldn't be surprised to see it SRO for the President's defense tomorrow.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey 1/24/2020 9:32:29 PM (No. 297571)
It's because people know it just a bunch of democrat/liberal bull malarkey....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chase9365 1/24/2020 9:39:06 PM (No. 297574)
Saturday, 10 am standing room only.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: natpock1 1/24/2020 9:45:20 PM (No. 297579)
The sergeant at arms needs to do a better job, only allowing 21 citizens at a time is ridiculous. I was there Wednesday with 30 students who had to be split into 3 groups. We were in line for 4 hours as the elite staffers and guests of senators were brought in in front of the public. The elitism was nauseating! When I got in 80% of the seats were empty it is a disgrace how regularly Americans are treated by the elite!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paglia guy 1/24/2020 10:04:21 PM (No. 297594)
Is Inhofe another Repub dope? Get outta the beltway, moron. It’s killing your brain cells.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/24/2020 10:07:09 PM (No. 297598)
Sorry, this was my week to polish the toilet bolts and re-wire my crystal set. And I have a weak stomach for lying bald headed bug eyed Californians.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog 1/24/2020 10:07:23 PM (No. 297599)
And keep in the mind the area surrounding DC is heavily Democrat. They can easily whip-up a crowd when needed - but I guess even Shifty Schiff is too much for them to endure.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 1/24/2020 10:16:30 PM (No. 297609)
That’s because nobody cares about the Democrat impeachment inquisition! The election is coming in November and that’s when the American people will have their say.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mamabear 1/24/2020 10:17:07 PM (No. 297610)
Haven't these people ever heard of the internet? Don't they know the hearings can be seen live on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, x-box and God only knows what other devices connected to the internet? Who needs to be there when we can see it live in the comfort of home/office/work/wherever?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimBob 1/24/2020 10:22:41 PM (No. 297613)
I have more exciting things to do.....like watching paint fade. It's already dry..... now it's just fading. Still more entertaining than the Pencil-Necked Liar and Nadler the Hutt.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 1/24/2020 11:25:06 PM (No. 297648)
Sic 'em.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/24/2020 11:32:41 PM (No. 297650)
I didn't even watch any of it on television.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: judy 1/24/2020 11:44:18 PM (No. 297651)
It’s been going on for 3 years it’s old & boring. Get out of DC more & see the real world. This was a week of free DNC ads presented by Nadler & Schiff courtesy of the taxpayer. Be proud Trump is ignoring this mess & going on with his business ...unlike congress.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy 1/24/2020 11:48:50 PM (No. 297653)
The reason the seats were empty was probably because the staff was holding them for the elite dems who didn’t show or once you’re there you can’t walk out. Can you imagine listening to Schiff & Nadler & not being able to turn them off.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lewka 1/25/2020 12:32:47 AM (No. 297663)
No, my dear Senator we are furious with our government and the Republicans. We the 10s of millions of Deplorable's have had to put up with this seditious Democrat Party while you're surprised the gallery is half empty. I'd love to join my fellow vets and patriots and march on the Congress and show them they are finished but everyone is sitting on there butts doing nothing. Lindsay Grammy is all talk, we got a few idiot wafflers, and a Majority leader McConnell has an impotent kill switch. They make me sick.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/25/2020 12:50:44 AM (No. 297669)
Jury? This is a rigged jury with senators running for president who should have recused themselves from the proceedings. No judge in a real trial would allow these biased people to set on a jury. Demonrats are so corrupt. As for the spectator galley - if you want to watch a Hee Haw show, tune your tv to some classic shows. It's more entertaining than watching paint dry.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 1/25/2020 1:15:53 AM (No. 297679)
History unfold? They really are COMPLETELY delusional, aren't they? Nobody believes a single word that the Demonrat lunatic liars are saying, and we just want this insanity OVER.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 1/25/2020 2:02:10 AM (No. 297688)
It was my turn to wash the cat, my sock drawer needed rearranging and I needed to count the new blades of grass on the lawn to make sure there was an even distribution of seed.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hotcorner 1/25/2020 5:47:29 AM (No. 297714)
This is a hoax. The coup d"etat occurred and no one cares. That's why? The people always know.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: janjan 1/25/2020 7:43:34 AM (No. 297762)
That this Senator would actually marvel over the public’s lack of interest is this political theater proves he’s clueless.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/25/2020 8:04:50 AM (No. 297778)
If an impeachment fails in the senate and nobody’s there to watch, did it really happen?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99 1/25/2020 8:55:12 AM (No. 297841)
What if they gave an impeachment and nobody came? If you’re as old as I am, you’ll get the reference.
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