Frank Thorp V

Frank Thorp V


Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering Congress at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. Committee.

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Incredibly sad news tonight: A dem source tells @haleytalbotnbc  and me that @repjohnlewis  has passed.

Here’s @KellyO  interviewing @repjohnlewis  in 2013 in his office, which was effectively a mini-museum to the civil rights movement —>

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Here’s @repjohnlewis  preparing to testify in opposition of Jeff Sessions’ nomination for AG in 2017. “We’ve made progress, but we’re not there yet,” he said at the hearing.

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And here’s the full @NBCNews  write-up on the passing of @repjohnlewis  (via @DartDClark , @haleytalbotnbc  & myself):

*taps mic* Hello! Just wanted to let you all know I'm going back on paternity leave to spend some quality time with our daughter, Ro, and watch her learn and grow into a wonderful little person! I'll see you all later this year!

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And if you're interested in reading about the importance of paternity leave, you can click HERE: And also HERE:

Seven years ago today I took this picture of @michael_steel  with Google Glass that I (ridiculously) wore around Capitol Hill. That’s all.

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Having covered @GabbyGiffords ' emotional return to the House floor after being shot, where she could barely speak, it's truly impressive/incredible/inspiring she was able to do that entire speech all in one take.

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LISTEN: As Pres Trump’s entourage entered Speaker Ryan’s office in the Capitol, someone on the other side of the Capitol rotunda yelled: “Mr. President, F—k you!!” (He entered about 15 seconds later):

You know Russian Amb Kislyak who Jeff Sessions met w/ last year? He was on the House flr on Tues ahead of Trump's #JointAddress  (Via Getty):

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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:

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TRUMP on Oct 3rd: "I spoke to (McConnell)...he said, 'That was the most innocent phone call that I've read.'" MCCONNELL today: "I don't recall any conversations with the President about that phone call."

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.”

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Q: Why did you tear up the speech? PELOSI: “Because it was the courteous thing to do.” PELOSI: “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.”

Here's a vine of @berniesanders  running to the side of the man who fainted at his presser:

McCain leaving the Capitol asked why he voted NO: "I thought it was the right thing to do."

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