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Happy Birthday, Mr. Chief Justice: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Jan. 27, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer speaks to reporters during a break in the impeachment trial on Monday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s birthday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer speaks to reporters during a break in the impeachment trial on Monday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s birthday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

“I’m sure this is exactly how you planned to celebrate,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said to birthday boy John G. Roberts Jr., the chief justice, as another week of the Senate impeachment trial got underway. While the Senate squabbled over calling witnesses, Rep. Marc Veasey took a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, Speaker Nancy Pelosi plugged her Super Bowl pick and Sen. Rand Paul ditched the trial altogether to complain about his question not being read.

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