Liberal legislators and members of the Congressional Black Caucus were caught-red handed this week; reading and playing video games on their mobile phones while President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to the American people.
Images first surfaced on the internet of Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence typing-away on her smart phone as the Commander-in-Chief outlined his vision for 2018 and beyond.
Upon further inspection, the photos showed Rep. Lawrence playing popular web-based game Candy Crush in the middle of the address.
“That State of the Union is put out an hour in advance so Democrats and Republicans can read along,” a spokesperson for one of the legislators told the Daily Mail.
“And while the speech was going on, she was putting together a statement in response.”
While it’s not uncommon for lawmakers to use their smart phones to tweet, email, exchange texts, and read-along during the normally 90-minute long speech, playing teenaged video games is certainly a new low.