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GOP senator provides fidget spinners to Senate colleagues at lunch


Added 01-23-20 01:57:02pm EST - “Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday provided fidget spinners toys to use during the lengthy impeachment trial to his Senate colleagues at this week's Republican lunch.” - Thehill.com

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Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrJuan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump Hillicon Valley: Apple, Barr clash over Pensacola shooter's phone | Senate bill would boost Huawei alternatives | DHS orders agencies to fix Microsoft vulnerability | Chrome to phase out tracking cookies Senators offer bill to create alternatives to Huawei in 5G tech MORE (R-N.C.) on Thursday provided fidget spinners toys to use during the lengthy impeachment trial to his Senate colleagues at this week’s Republican lunch.

A spokesperson from Burr’s office confirmed to The Hill that he gave out the items and other fidget toys, including stress balls, to his fellow senators. Burr handed out the toys while he hosted the weekly lunch for Republican senators.

During the impeachment trial, senators are under strict no-talking and no-electronics rules so they can listen and focus on the case laid out by House managers and the defense of the president's counsel.

The rules have led some lawmakers to have been spotted pacing in the chamber, standing behind their desks and doing numerous stretches as the trial extends for hours. 

Fidget spinners are popular in the Senate chamber today. Sen. Burr has been using his blue one the whole time. Sen. Cotton has a purple one and Sen. Toomey has a white one but they haven’t picked them up yet....

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