We all saw the pictures of the sour Democratic congresspeople looking down at their phones during President Trump’s State of the Union address. Surely, these high-level politicians were checking important messages and multi-tasking government business, but a zoomed Getty Images photo proves that theory completely wrong.
That woman was playing Candy Crush.
Yes, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) was solving the country’s problems by lining up digital candy for points. Wonder what her high score was when Obama was president?
The other two phone-starers were Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who was checking the responses to her “Trump is a white nationalist” tweet, and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), who was proofing a post-SOTU press release.
Beatty’s team claimed the congresswoman wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary and had already read Trump’s address anyway.
Watson Coleman and the Candy Crush champ herself have yet to explain away their distractions.
These ladies are a bargain at only $174,000 each per year.
Exit thought by Tony Stark: