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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The judge in the Chauvin trial just said this to the defense after the case was given to the jury for deliberations: "I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned..."

Thank you to the participants who trusted me with their stories, thank you to @etjohnstone  & @GingerGibson  for giving me a place to tell them, thank you to @heyjuless  & f @haleeytalbotor  helping me with the shoots, and who @HallieJackson  supported me through it all.

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And thank you to the amazing team @NBCNewsUS  who strung together the portraits and the audio of the interviews and matched them with pictures and video and sounds from Jan 6 to make this video version:

@NBCNewsUS  And finally thank you to the amazing , @ewrabetz  , @chelseastahl  , @thebrandedgirl  and Robin Muccari for turning a vision into the piece it became. It was a team effort to bring these stories from the camera to the page.

@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: "I believe the time has come to end the federal prohibition on marijuana in this country, and I'm working with Senators Booker and Wyden on legislation to do just that. My thinking on this issue has evolved."

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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."

BREAKING: Protesters are on the Senate floor now:

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.”

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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."

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

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.”

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