It’s always heartwarming to see just how seriously elected Democrats take their jobs. Among the series of photos taken during President Trump’s State of the Union speech, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan Democrat and Congressional Black Caucus member, was busy playing Candy Crush on her phone.
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The phones in the photo show the time as 9:42 p.m., about a third of the way through Trump’s 80-minute speech to Congress, as he was discussing the administration’s plans to reinvigorate international trade, pushing for trade deals that are fair and reciprocal for Americans.
The Hill has reached out to Lawrence for comment.
Reps. Bonnie Coleman (D-N.J.) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) were both pictured on their phones as well.
Democrats sat together during the address, with most refusing to stand or clap during the president’s address that touted the Republican-passed tax cuts and economic growth under the new administration.