Apparently, it’s hard to be serious on a topic like impeachment when your cheering balcony keeps giggling.
On Friday, during a press conference regarding the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY] enforced his no-laughing-in-public rule when he was caught ‘shushing’ Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA] as she joked around with fellow Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH].
As a reporter began asking a question to the Democrats, Harris was seen joking with Brown, prompting the minority leader to halt Harris’ laughter with a wave of his hand.
As opposed to the actual press conference, Schumer’s patriarchal wave at Harris, and Harris’ reaction, became the story.
Chuck Schumer is not having it when Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown mess around during his impeachment press conference.
Reminder: impeachment is supposed to be sad and somber. pic.twitter.com/B19hUIQGgr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 31, 2020
Twitters users were quick to respond to Schumer’s father-like ‘scolding.’
Did Chuck just say he’s going to turn this car around if you guys don’t behave….
— John Mitlo (@JohnMitlo) February 1, 2020
— Jen ✝️ (@jen_myPsalms182) January 31, 2020
When you worked really hard on the presentation but the rest of the team that didn't do any work won't stop giggling behind you pic.twitter.com/OeorVn44a7
— Anang Mittal अनंग मित्तल (@anangbhai) January 31, 2020