Wednesday, January 22, 2020

sketching in the Senate chambers

Listening to the historic Impeachment trial speeches today brought this memory up. In 2015 I was a tourist in Washington DC. We were invited to visit the Senate Chamber through an Indiana Congressman Dan Coats. 
I was most impressed that day with a Senator who gave a long and impassioned speech about family values. He was not very tall, had a head of fluffy white hair and a very pink face. I learned that he was Bernie Sanders, a Senator from Vermont and was intending to declare his intent to run for president. Also I was told he gave long speeches like this all the time even if no one is listening. As you can see in my sketch, most of the other senators had left the chamber as he was speaking.
You know I would love to be a sketch artist allowed into such important meetings.