Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering Congress at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. Committee.
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@Shawna Have they checked EVERY PLANET IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE? I think not... (And now I'm completely overwhelmed just thinking about how enormous the universe is....)
Schumer on the Senate floor: "Today is what you might call a very unofficial American holiday, 4/20."
SCHUMER on invoking the 25th amendment: "Speaker Pelosi & I tried to call the VP this morning to tell him to do this, they kept us on hold for 25 mins and then said the VP wouldn't come on the phone. So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away."
ROMNEY on GOP Reps threatening to protest electoral college vote: “This is madness. We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is approp & pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness”
Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin:
GOP : Q: Do you think a military parade is a good idea? KENNEDY: “No.” Q: Why not? KENNEDY: "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud.”
Awesome moment: Jon Stewart embraces a crying John Feal, the 9/11 first responder who led the organization pushing for the full extension of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, just after the bill passed in the Senate 97-2:
Here's a vine of @berniesanders running to the side of the man who fainted at his presser: