Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence was caught on camera playing Candy Crush during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. The Democratic congresswoman tapped her way through the game on her iPhone while President Trump was speaking about revamping America’s international trade posture.
Lawrence, who is serving her second term, said after the speech she felt disconnected from Trump’s message.
“When you know his policies and the things he has said and the disrespect, I cannot connect the words to the person standing there,” Lawrence told after the address.
She added: “He kept talking about us as Americans. I don’t feel like I’m his America. I’m been feeling that way for a long time.”
Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) were both pictured on their phones as well. New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman was reading responses to her tweet about the president’s alleged ‘white nationalism’ while he talked, while Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty was inspecting a proposed press release reacting to the speech – while it was barely a third of the way through.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 1, 2018
Pay attention voters. This is who is representing your best interests. What a lot, embarrassing for all Americans especially Democrats.
When you have so much privilege you can play Candy Crush in the presence of the most powerful political institutions on the planet: United States Congress, Supreme Court and President of the United States. So much privilege. So much opportunity. So much wasted space. We need people engaged in our system of government…doers, not people filling chairs playing video games while the powerful decide our fates. What a waste.
Maybe if she would have listened ….she would have found out that Trump did in one year that Obama couldn’t get done in 8.
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