Congressman Cedric Richmond wants America to know the country’s future is at stake with the ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi described as a “solemn” and “prayerful” process.
Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond is watching golf. pic.twitter.com/Qu0Npl8RrD
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 13, 2019
It’s also one that apparently affords lawmakers plenty of downtime to catch up on more important matters.
“What on earth is Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond watching on his laptop during the impeachment markup?” Steve Guest posted to Twitter Thursday, along with a video from CNN’s live feed. “To me, it looks like Rep. Richmond is watching the President’s Cup golf tournament.
“Richmond’s actions are a DISGRACE. #StopTheMadness”
Guest zoomed in to confirm his suspicions in a second tweet.
“Zoomed in. Yep. Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond is watching golf,” he wrote.
Guest wasn’t the only one to call out the lawmaker from Louisiana.
So solemn. So prayerfulhttps://t.co/oSw7dUH2fO
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) December 13, 2019
“Totally super serious and somber impeachment process,” Kaiserclaus tweeted. “Dem Rep. Cedric Richmond is watching golf during the impeachment debates. Clowns.”
Richmond, of course, lectured America about the importance of the historic impeachment ahead of the hearings this week.
“The president is putting our 2020 elections at risk,” he alleged in an interview with MSNBC. “So what we have to do is stop this ongoing crime.”
In a closed door meeting with Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently cautioned her caucus “not to get distracted” during the proceedings, which she characterized as “a very serious event in our country,” Biz Pac Review reports.
In September, a “heartbroken” Pelosi explained why “this is a very sad time for our country” and said lawmakers should act accordingly.
“There is no joy in this,” she said. “We must be somber, we must be prayerful and we must pursue the facts further to make a decision as to, Did this violate the Constitution of the United States? Which I believe it did.”
Formalizing the documents Democrats hope will ultimately remove the most powerful politician in the world is kind of a big deal, but it pales in comparison to the riveting play down under.
The time on the video reads 9:00 p.m. ET, by which time all foursomes matches were on the course at Royal Melbourne. In fact, around that time the U.S. trailed in all five of the Day 2 contests, and were at risk of completely embarrassing themselves in Australia.
But the U.S. team fought back late in the night as the congressional debate was coming to an end, with the Americans salvaging 2 ½ points from the session, which included another win by Justin Thomas and captain Tiger Woods, ending the night trailing 6 ½ – 3 ½.